Mike Tyson Airplane Incident: Former boxing champion Mike Tyson was seen striking a passenger on an aircraft before takeoff from San Francisco International Airport.
Anger over the man’s repeated efforts to speak led to a violent confrontation, according to reports. TMZ’s footage of the incident went viral on social media.
What Happened to Mike Tyson on the Airplane?
Mike Tyson, a legendary boxer, hit a passenger on a flight out of San Francisco International Airport on Wednesday night.
The person who was supposed to sit next to Tyson on the plane kept getting hit by the boxing legend over and over again. It is said Tyson hit the man, leaving him with a bloody face.
The altercation happened around 10:30 p.m., when Tyson boarded a JetBlue flight to Florida, according to TMZ Sports.
He was “extremely intoxicated… and wouldn’t stop bothering the fighter in his seat,” according to TMZ. A passenger threw a water bottle at Tyson, she said.
On a flight, “an angry passenger started pestering Mr. Tyson and flung a water bottle at him while he was in his seat,” an ESPN official said.
TMZ reports that Tyson first seemed unfazed by the incident. But then Tyson snapped a selfie with him. After the picture, the person reportedly tried to contact Tyson.
Tyson, clearly agitated, told the guy to stop attempting to talk with him. The man didn’t, and witnesses say Tyson became aggressive as a consequence.
Witnesses say Tyson exited the aircraft after repeatedly punching the victim. The guy who was injured sought medical attention and reported the incident to the police, TMZ Sports reports.
Tyson was in San Francisco on Wednesday for the 420-cannabis celebration in Golden Gate Park, according to SF Gate.
While San Francisco Police refused to identify those involved, ESPN reports that two persons were detained at the airport and then released.
After receiving non-life-threatening injuries, one of the suspects “limited specifics” about what transpired and “refused to assist authorities.”
Who Is Mike Tyson?
He was an American professional boxer from 1985 to 2005.
Tyson used to be called “Iron Mike” and “Kid Dynamite.” He later changed his name to “The Baddest Man on the Planet.”
He is thought to be one of the best heavyweight fighters of all time. At some point between 1987 and 1990, he was the world’s best boxer. Tyson won 12 of his first 19 professional fights.
Tyson is the youngest heavyweight champion in history. He won his first title at the age of 24.
Errol Spence was the first heavyweight boxer to hold all three belts at the same time. He was also the only heavyweight to do this.
Michael Spinks was knocked out in the first round by Tyson the next year. Tyson was knocked out by a little-known boxer named Buster Douglas in 1990.