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Mike Tyson punches plane passenger after being harassed, video shows

by Deon Osborne, Associate Editor
Video shows Mike Tyson punching plane passenger after being harassed
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Mike Tyson kept his cool with an excited passenger eager for attention until the moment he decided he had enough, punching the man several times, according to a video shared by TMZ.

Allegedly on a Jet Blue airline headed from San Francisco to Florida on Wednesday night, a man in the video can be seen excitedly pointing to Mike Tyson after he discovered the famous heavyweight boxing champion was sitting directly in front of him.

Standing up behind Tyson, the man in the video excitedly says “Talking to the boss, talking to the boss,” as he gestures with his hands over Tyson’s head. Meanwhile, the person filming appears to be a friend of the man who says, “Talking to Mike Tyson, bro. This sh*t crazy.”

After securing a selfie with Tyson, according to Complex, the man appears to continually taunt and aggravate Tyson as the man recording the video jokingly laughs, “Should’ve never gave you n*ggas money.”

The altercation then jumps to a moment when Mike Tyson is repeatedly punching the man behind him, the video appears to show.

Mike Tyson punches plane passenger after being harassed, video shows

FILE – In this June 7, 2005, file photo, former Heavyweight Champion Mike Tyson, right, spars with his trainer Jeff Fenech in the ring at Burr Gymnasium in Washington. Fenech will undergo surgery in Bangkok to repair an infected heart valve. Australian boxer Jack Brubaker tells The Associated Press his mentor is hospitalized with a bad lung infection but remains conscious. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais, File)

Mike Tyson punches man who harassed him on plane

According to Complex, Tyson walks off the plane leaving the man with a bloody face. The man received medical attention and has reportedly contacted police. While the man claimed he only wanted an autograph, the facts appear to paint a different picture.

Following widespread shares of the video on social media, representatives for Mike Tyson released a statement on Thursday, saying the incident involved an “aggressive passenger” who harassed Tyson and “threw a water bottle at him while he was in his seat,” according to NBC News.

The outlet also reached out to San Francisco Police, which said the man who harassed Tyson provided minimal details of the incident and refused to cooperate any further.

Notably, the video comes less than a month after a similar incident in which Mike Tyson kept his cool as a fan at a comedy club attempted to harass him. Determined to challenge Tyson to a fight, the man even pulled out a gun, to the shock of the crowd, while Tyson remained calm.

It’s unclear what leads people to harass a man known for having a knock-out punch, but if the phrase “f*ck around and find out” is any indicator, it appears some people prefer hands-on learning.

6 comments

michael babb April 21, 2022 - 4:40 pm

F’ around and find out. Hilarious!!! I couldn’t have said it better myself. Dumb ass white boy.

Ken April 21, 2022 - 5:04 pm

Play stupid games and get stupid prizes!

Gerard April 22, 2022 - 7:03 am

He lucky that’s all he got.

BK April 22, 2022 - 4:32 pm

This is not the full video. The full video has been taken down. Seems like racism

Simpleton May 15, 2022 - 10:08 am

Some more of that black privilege, use slur and they are allowed to use violence, annoy them and they are allowed to use violence…

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