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Adrien Broner, Boxer, Arrested For Biting Man In Miami Beach (MUGSHOT PHOTO)

03/19/2013 10:41 am ET | Updated Mar 19, 2013

Former boxer Mike Tyson isn't the only slugger with a biting problem.

Adrien "The Problem" Broner, 23, the youngest world champion boxer and a HBO ring star, was arrested Monday after reportedly biting another man at Miami Beach's luxurious Fontainebleau Hotel.

According to the arrest report, Broner got into a fight with a man named Michael Owensby around 3:30 a.m. on the hotel's valet ramp. When two security employees tried to break up the fight, Broner allegedly bit one of the guards on the right forearm.

When police arrived, hotel security already had Broner in custody. He told police he did not hit anyone, and officers note they saw a bite wound on the victim's arm.

The police report lists Broner as under the influence of alcohol at the time of his arrest.

Broner was later released on $1,500 bond, tweeting:

He also tweeted an Instagram of his booking photo, which has since been taken down. See his mugshot below.

In an interview with RingTV, Broner joked that the arrest was related to his upcoming fight with Paul Malignaggi:

I've got something to say about what happened today. I'm going to beat the s**t out of Pauletta. He's so scared to fight me that he sent some police to arrest me for nothing. That's what happened. That's what the f**k happened. Paulie's so scared to fight me that he sent somebody to arrest me and to put some fake charges on me.

Meanwhile Malignaggi had his own theories about what happened at the Fontainebleau: "See what happens when you rent a Rolls Royce and pretend it’s yours? Somebody called him out on that s**t and he got into a fight. It’s all out now, and we're fighting.”

Broner's record is 26-0, as cited by Bleacher Report, and his 22nd knockout came in February when he defended his WBC lightweight title against Gavin Rees.

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CLARIFICATION: This post has been updated with different sources for Broner's record, which had previously been stated as 16 knockouts, per Yahoo! Sports.

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