Legendary boxer and former heavyweight champ Mike Tyson let loose on an aggravating passenger while boarding a flight Wednesday, where he repeatedly punched the man and left him bloodied.
The incident occurred Wednesday night around 10:30 p.m. Pacific while Tyson was on a JetBlue flight headed from San Francisco International Airport to Florida, according to TMZ.
The report said Tyson was cordial with passengers when boarding the plane, but his seat was located in front of a man who wouldn’t leave the boxing phenom alone.
TMZ said Tyson peacefully took a selfie with the man but grew agitated when the man kept talking to the boxing legend behind him. Tyson, 55, eventually told the man to relax and back off. A witness said the man did not.
When that didn’t happen, Tyson unloaded a flurry of punches at the man’s face.
TMZ obtained footage of the incident below:
A witness told the outlet that the incident didn’t last long and Tyson walked off the plane shortly after throwing the punches.
The man who was on the other end of the punches reportedly was extremely intoxicated and left bloodied on his forehead. He received medical attention and approached police about the incident, according to the report.
Police, Tyson, and JetBlue have not commented on the incident.
This is the second time Tyson has run into an incident with a fan. Last month, an unidentified man was captured on video interrupting a comedy show at a Hollywood rooftop bar to challenge Tyson to a fight.
— Aron Yohannes
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