Former boxing champion Mike Tyson has landed in trouble for punching a passenger on a JetBlue plane.
Officers arrived at the scene and detained two people they believed were involved in the brawl, according to the San Francisco Police Department. Police stated that one of them was treated for non-life-threatening injuries. However, the individual offered few facts about the incident and refused to participate further in the police investigation.
According to sources close to Mike, the victim was heavily intoxicated and wouldn’t stop provoking the boxer in his seat. The video of the altercation has been forwarded to the San Mateo County Sheriff’s Office.
What went wrong?
Tyson was scheduled to fly out of San Francisco International Airport to Florida at 10:30 p.m. PT when the event occurred.
On the aircraft, Mike Tyson appeared to lose his cool and repeatedly hit a passenger in the face after the man had seemingly irritated him. A witness on the plane claims the boxing legend was initially cool with them and the other passengers.
According to the witness, Mike snapped a selfie with the individual and was also patient with his excessively enthusiastic friend, who continued trying to talk to the 55-year-old fighter from behind him.
According to reports, Tyson eventually had enough of the guy behind him talking in his ear and warned him to chill. When the man didn’t comply, the witness claims Tyson began throwing fists at the man’s face.
The viral video
A viral video shows Tyson swinging a couple of punches at the man, bloodying the passenger’s forehead. Mike allegedly walked off the plane seconds afterward, according to the witness.
The man who was punched sought medical assistance before reporting the event to the police. The cops, JetBlue, and Tyson’s camp declined to comment on the incident.
Greatest of all time
Mike Tyson is widely recognized as one of the greatest and most fearsome boxers of all time. Iron Mike had a tremendous career that spanned from 1985 to 2005, winning 50 of 58 fights and only losing six.
Tyson moved to new businesses when he hung up his gloves and the distinctive intensity that made him renowned. He’s experimented in Hollywood as a member of the Hangover series, and he even ventured into public speaking.
Tyson is currently involved in the cannabis industry, and he has been legally selling weed through his Tyson Holistic label since 2016. He earns £500,000 per month through his business.
He also made a surprise return to the ring in an eight-round exhibition bout against Roy Jones Jr, which resulted in a draw two years ago.