Justin Bieber got into an alleged hand-to-hand scuffle with a paparazzo near his new home in Calabasas, California, and he may be facing criminal battery charges. Had he learned too much, too fast? Just hours before the dust-up in the street, The Biebs had taken a boxing lesson from an old proÂ—Mike Tyson. He put on the gloves and worked out on the heavy bag, reports TMZ, with Tyson in attendance. OK, it's mostly a guy thing, but the pop singer can hang out with pretty much anyone he wants, so why not learn some boxing tips from a fighter who knows how to score.
But hey, Justin Bieber! Reality alert! On the street, you need to stick with the defensive moves, not the aggressive ones. Sure, those paparazzi can be annoying, but treating them like a heavy bag in the gym can get you into all sorts of trouble. Details are sketchy on what actually happened, colored by a bystanderÂ—who happened to be a lawyerÂ—giving the victim/pap/other guy tips, too. Justin Bieber got boxing tips, and the other guy got set-up-for-a-lawsuit suggestions. He took an ambulance ride to the hospital.
Considering how things have turned out so far, maybe Mike Tyson wasn't the best choice for a trainer. He certainly knows how to hit, but he's had a little trouble, too, with where it's appropriate.
Meanwhile, Tyson must have been having fun. He posted a pic on Twitter, and added: "Me, @johnny and @justinbieber before we started training JB." It certainly seems that the lessons took hold.
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