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Mike Tyson involved in awkward moment with security guard at Miami Open

Mike Tyson involved in awkward moment with security guard at Miami Open

Tyson was involved in an awkward altercation.

Mike Tyson was spotted sharing an awkward moment with a security guard while attending the Miami Open.

Legendary boxer Mike Tyson was thrust back into the spotlight earlier this month with the announcement that he will return to the ring to face Jake Paul this summer.

Tyson retired from professional boxing in 2005 and hasn't stepped foot in the ring since he drew an exhibition fight against Roy Jones Jr in 2020.

'Iron Mike' will be 58 years old when he takes on YouTuber-turned-boxer Paul in Arlington, Texas on July 20, some 31 years older than his opponent.

Plenty of high profile boxers and MMA stars have criticised the match-up, citing concerns over Tyson's health and ability to fight an opponent so much younger than him.

Despite that, the former heavyweight world champion is busy preparing for the unlikely showdown.

That doesn't mean he hasn't been able to indulge in his other passions though, including watching tennis.

Well, that would be the case if he was allowed to take his seat...

On Tuesday, footage emerged of a security guard at the Miami Open appearing to prevent Tyson from taking his seat.

The boxer is a huge tennis fan, and has family connections to the sport as well.

His daughter, Milan, has played tennis since the age of three and has trained with the former coach of Serena Williams.

Tyson landed himself in hot water with his daughter when he failed to name Williams - Milan's greatest inspiration - as the best player ever.

He instead chose Japanese star Naomi Osaka, who beat Williams in the 2018 US Open final.

Meanwhile, footage of Paul's first day of training in preparation for his fight with Tyson has gone viral.

Paul is certainly confident, saying: "I want to see how hard he hits. Mike, I really want to see, bro. Let’s see all the legends, the myths, because you’re Iron Mike Tyson, but I have an iron chin, people know that. I take shots."

Featured Image Credit: X (@skysportstennis)

Topics: Mike Tyson, Boxing, Tennis, Jake Paul, Serena Williams