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Mike Tyson Had To Pay $8 Million To A Fan After Breaking His Jaw

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Mike Tyson Had To Pay $8 Million To A Fan After Breaking His Jaw

Mike Tyson has claimed he once paid a fan $8 million for "breaking their f**king jaw" after a heated argument over an autograph.

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'Iron Mike' is one of the greatest boxer's of all time but he would regularly let his temper get the better of him at the height of fame.

Fans would flock for a chance to meet Tyson and he admitted it all ended up being too much.

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Speaking on his Hotboxin' podcast, the 54-year-old said per The Sun: "I was that guy, trippin', hitting people because they're f**king with me too much for autographs.

"I f***ing knocked them out or would break their f***ing jaw. I started signing those cheques and that's what broke my spirit.

"These guys were getting $4m [£3.1m], $8m [£6.2m], I don't even know these guys - who are these guys?"

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He attended the Floyd Mayweather vs Manny Pacquiao weigh-in back in 2015 and was grabbed by a fan looking for a selfie.

An annoyed Tyson ended up elbowing the fan as a result and other fans in attendance defended Tyson's actions.

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Last year, the 55-year-old said he thought he could mix it up with some of boxing's current heavyweights.

Tyson told TMZ Sports: "Listen, I'm very interested. If doing that means that we can have bigger charity exponents, well be it. I'm down to do that too."

When asked specifically about getting in the ring with Anthony Joshua, the Brooklyn-native responded: "I would love to do that. That would be mind-blowing."

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"Listen, it's entertainment. It's just for charity, it's for a good cause, but we're giving our best."

Topics: Mike Tyson, Boxing

Daniel Marland
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