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Tyson reacts harshly to female fan’s inadvertent action

Oviri Kelvin, Sports Editor, Abuja

After retiring from boxing, former heavyweight champion Mike Tyson keeps on making the headlines intermittently.

Prior to the WBC featherweight championship bout between Shakur Stevenson and Oscar Valdez at the MGM Grand Garden Arena, Tyson who was in Las Vegas to watch the fight attended other events.

Tyson, in one of such events, where he was seen snapping pictures with fans, reacted harshly toward a lady who indeliberately stuck her fingers close to his face.

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However, the incident did not escalate beyond the normal, thanks to his security detail who were able to meddle in, New York Post reported.

Meanwhile, the ex-boxer had earlier made the headlines after being involved in an airline brawl with Melvin Townsend, a fellow JetBlue flight’s passenger.

Tyson’s representative claimed Townsend threw a bottle at the former heavyweight champion which provoked him to warrant a punch. Townsend’s representatives repudiated the claim.

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