Boxer Mike Tyson sued for $25 million by photographer Antonio Echavarria

October 20th, 2010 - 12:00 am ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt  

Los Angeles, Oct 19 (THAINDIAN NEWS) Photographer Antonio Echavarria has sued boxer Mike Tyson for a whooping $25 million. In his lawsuit Antonio alleges that the boxer assaulted him in an incident, which took place in 2009 at the Los Angeles International Airport.

According to reports by TMZ, Mike Tyson had been previously booked on a charge of misdemeanor battery charges, but after sometime due to lack of proper and sufficient evidence the charges were dropped, much to the relief of the acclaimed boxer.

However this time around, Antonio has slapped a civil lawsuit on the 44-year-old boxer. He also alleges that the heavyweight boxer hit him hard, which in turn led to a concussion and also a strain on his spine. He also alleges that the boxer also broke his camera.

Mike Tyson sure doesn’t seem to be having a nice time these days because in other news a charity dinner was also cancelled. Mike wanted to do his bit for a children’s hospital in Prague and he had planned a dinner with him and the tickets were priced at $157,000. As the ticket price was too steep, so there weren’t enough bidders, so the charity dinner plan fell through.

“The tickets were unfortunately too expensive for the local market. We didn’t sell enough,” according to tour promoter Rey Karpf.

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