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Mike Tyson Documentary Photog Sues Filmmakers ... You Bit My Work, Now I'm Biting Back

10/6/2016 9:19 AM PDT

Mike Tyson Documentary -- Photog Sues Filmmakers ... You Bit My Work, Now I'm Biting Back (PHOTOS)

EXCLUSIVE

The producers of a Mike Tyson documentary straight-up jacked photos from the Tyson-Holyfield bout for the film ... so claims the photographer in a new lawsuit.

Famed boxing photographer Teddy Blackburn says Xenon Pictures stole 4 of his shots from Tyson's infamous ear-biting 1997 fight against Evander Holyfield.

Xenon released the documentary in 2004 but, according to docs, never bothered to ask Blackburn for his permission to use the photos. Important note ... none of the photos are of Tyson's bite.

Blackburn's suing for a cut of the profits and other damages.

A spokesperson for Xenon Pictures tells TMZ ... the company licensed the film from a production company in the UK and says the licensor "fully warranted that all material used in the program (including the photos allegedly belonging to the plaintiff) were properly purchased."

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