Mike Tyson elbowed fan who got too close for a photograph at Floyd Mayweather vs Manny Pacquiao weigh-in

Mike Tyson – aka ‘The Baddest Man on the Planet’ – is the last person you want to annoy.

The former undisputed heavyweight champion of the world is a much calmer man now than in his heyday, but he still retains an intimidating presence.

Tyson is known as the ‘Baddest Man on the Planet’
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This much was clear when he was in attendance for the weigh-in for Floyd Mayweather vs Manny Pacquiao in 2015.

As is usual for the legend, Tyson was mobbed by fans wanting pictures.

‘Iron Mike’ is normally happy to oblige, but one particular supporter irked him at the event.

While he was sat watching the weigh-in, a fan walked up behind Tyson and put his arm around him to pose for a picture.

He seemingly did not ask permission and took the heavyweight by surprise, who responded by elbowing him to push him away. Manners cost nothing, after all.

Tyson was not happy with the fan’s approach

Tyson, who is now 54 years old, has been dealing with global fame since the age of 20 when he became heavyweight champion for the first time.

“That was a trip,” he recalled of his heyday to Joe Rogan.

“[Trainer] Cus d’Amato told me how to deal with the pressure [of being a superstar] but there really is no ingredient on how to handle fame,” adding it took him a while to get used to being pulled in all different directions for autographs and pictures.

“Now, it just is what it is.”

And Tyson is now back fighting again and given his level of fame, it was no surprise to see the level of interest there was when he returned to the ring for an exhibition bout with Roy Jones Jr in 2020.

The contest ended in an unofficial draw, but provided a solid eight rounds of entertainment.

Tyson and Holyfield had two epic fights in the 90s and there could be another one in the mix

“I felt better than I anticipated,” he recalled of the Jones fight on his Hotboxin’ podcast.

“I thought I would be a little more nervous than I was, but I was relaxed. I felt like ‘wow’ – I could do some more, I could punch more combinations, I could do this and do that.

“I said ‘wow, this is interesting’ and I want to do it again and I want to do it against someone I could go all out on. It made me interested in wanting to do it again.

“I wanted to go the distance, I didn’t want to knock anybody out, that’s what people expected, but I wanted to go the distance.”

Evander Holyfield is one man who could face him next to complete their trilogy which started in the 90s.

As yet though, he has no bout confirmed for 2021.