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Tyson Photog Speaks: Blood Everywhere

11/12/2009 11:40 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF

The photographer who ended up on the wrong end of Mike Tyson's fist says Mike got in 4 good punches and blood was gushing "like a water fountain."

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Pap Tony Echevarria claims:

- He wasn't disrespectful or aggressive
- Mike was initially in a good mood but turned sour when the pap asked about his wife
- Tyson became more agitated when he couldn't find a bathroom and saw the photog shooting him

As we previously reported, Tyson and the photographer were both busted for battery.

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61.

nunya    

the pop. desereve what comes to them... there invading peoples personal lives. and they have to understand that after a while.. they might piss someone off. so i dont NOT feel sorry for this guy at all.

go tyson.

1776 days ago
62.

moiz    

I am glad he got his a$$ kicked.. I've seen this guy other guys at LAX....I can't stand them..

1776 days ago
63.

BeachBum4878    

IF Tyson hit him 4 times, the dipstick would still be out cold. Leave Mike alone!!!

1776 days ago
64.

Miles    

Oh just wait. This is going to be happening more and more. The problem is the Paps dont understand people dont like you all up in their faces. I've seen them (Paps) in action, they say and do things to get a reaction from these stars. Next up, someone is going to kill a Pap. Game changes from there.

But its your own damn fault if you are a Photographer and you arent smart enough to know when and how to respect peoples privacy. Especially a guy as volatile as Mike Tyson. Pull the dog by the tail, dont get mad when you get bit. Which is what happened.

Im laughing at the pap. Hope he got his ass ripped.

1776 days ago
65.

i love the 80    

THATS WHAT YOU DESERVE LOSER!! GET A REAL JOB AN STOP STALKING PEOPLE . YOUR LUCKY THATS ALL IRON MIKE GAVE YOU!! HE SHOULD HAVE PUT YOU IN THE GROUND!!

1776 days ago
66.

rhonda    

Mr. Tyson has be extremely honest in regards to his past problems, i.e. self esteem, and issues with the laws. He has also voiced that his family is extremely important to him. All of theses truths have done nothing but made him more vulnerable to the vultures! Why would the press try to insite and antagonize this man. Please leave him alone and allow him to live his life.

1776 days ago
67.

speck    

Oooh. A pap interviewing a pap. Nothing like honest journalism there. And wtf was up with those hospital pics with him wrapped up like a Christmas present from Obamacare? All that for 5 little baby stiches? Please.

They should whup him again for lying about it.

1776 days ago
68.

JoMama    

This photographer invaded Tyson and his family's space and got what he deserved. I can't imagine someone weirdo, stranger coming up in my face while I'm with my kid and start flashing away with a camera. I'd knock him out, too! These lame 'photographers' should know this is the price you pay when stalking out people.

1776 days ago
69.

two cents    

Run a background check on the POS. He's most likely illegal, too. Can't they spray the paps with mace? or taser their asses?

1776 days ago
70.

Cheryl    

This guy is an IDIOT! Lets piss off one of the heavyweight champions of the world!!

1776 days ago
71.

doesitmatter    

Do you TMZ people really wonder why people hit you? Come on now ..you all can't be that stupid. You stalk people and their kids and you wonder why? How about some of you give us your address and we'll follow you and your kids around all day taking pictures. What?? you wanna go out with the kids and wife and have a quiet night out? to bad ..let us follow you and take pictures of your family all night ..bunch of un-educated people that are to dumb to get real jobs so you resort to "stalking' people for money.

1776 days ago
72.

John Poole    

I LMAO when this "videographer" said he is not aggressive. How can you make money as a paparazi if you are not?

1776 days ago
73.

Hussie    

I would like ANY one of the Papparazzi to answer one simple question...
Why the hell do you feel the need to bait, provoke, and antagonize people when we ALL know that your cameras can capture shots from hundreds of feet away?...Oh that's right, it isn't about the "money shot" after all...It's about seeing which one of you can provoke a response to your childish behavior...

One has to wonder if this type of provocative behavior is done to compensate for the short-comings of these classless photog's...
If some idiot with a camera was following me around, talking smack (and TMZ, yours are VERY GUILTY of this), and creating dangerous situations, I would keep my mouth shut and immediately file harassment charges against them...
Remember, cameras work both ways, and maybe it's time the celebs turned the tables on the Papparazzi...Start snapping their worst moments, embarrass them on cam for the whole world to see, make light of their business, video them breaking the law and report them to the police...I'll bet that some of them have skeletons in their closets that they wish to keep there...

As for Mike Tyson, I support his actions 100%...He just got off an over-seas flight, some side-show freak comes up and injects himself into Tyson's world, then he doesn't like the response he got?...Cry me a river...Stop provoking people and you won't get your ass handed to you...

1776 days ago
74.

Marisa    

This guy should have thought twice before provoking Iron Mike.

1776 days ago
75.

judi    

if its true mike had his kid with him then good for mike. no one should bother you in any way if children are present. period.....

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