Justin Bieber trained with former Boxing legend Mike Tyson just days before a photographer complained of being roughed up by the teen popstar at a shopping centre.
The 18-year-old put his boxing skills on show while visiting the former heavyweight champion in Las Vegas last weekend, with Tyson posting pictures and video of the session on his Twitter page.
Perhaps the notorious ear-biting 45-year-old wasn’t the best of influence on the young pop star, who is now being investigated for possible misdemeanour battery by the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s department.
According to Police, the scuffle happened when the paparazzo tried to snap pictures of the star and his girlfriend, Selena Gomez, after they walked out of a theatre at The Commons at Calabasas, the Daily Mail reported.
In the YouTube video, the five-foot-seven-inch star is seen pounding his mighty fists all over the punching bag Tyson is holding steady and afterwards the unlikely pair exchanged high-fives.
“Justin swung by my place during the weekend of the Billboard Music Awards to say hi to the family. We took him straight to garage and had him hit the bag. JB’s got the moves!” Tyson wrote in the description on his YouTube page.
The controversial boxer even shared two pictures of himself posing with the Baby hitmaker with his 2.1 million followers. The Canadian pop singer was left hatless and shoeless outside the movie theater after the scuffle.
According to TMZ.com, several witnesses at the scene said that the photographer only decided to call the police and ambulance after a lawyer walked up to him and advised him he could get a lot of money out of the incident.
Witnesses told the website that the photographer had been blocking Bieber’s luxurious Fisker Karma vehicle so he could get a better shot of the young couple. When the popstar got out of the car and asked him to move, things got ugly.