Mike Tyson goes off on airplane passenger
By Allan Fox: Former heavyweight champion Mike Tyson showed some of his old form in unloading with a flurry of punches on a passenger on a Jet Blue flight this week.
Before the punches were thrown, the passenger was leaning standing above Tyson pointing at him and talking. Those punches had to hurt, as Tyson landed them at point-blank range with his bare fists.
The passenger turned around moments after the shots from Tyson to show that the right side of his face was cut, and his right eye looked reddened. His shirt looked torn on the left side.
TMZ Sports posted a brief clip of 55-year-old Mike Tyson throwing a blizzard of punches on a passenger seated behind him. Moments before, the happy-looking passenger was seen leaning forward, speaking to Tyson, who was facing forward.
It’s unclear whether Tyson tried contacting one of the airline personnel to complain about the passenger before he unloaded on him.
According to reports, Tyson was flying from [SFO] San Franciso International airport in the Bay Area in Northern California to Florida.
Tyson was on a Jet Blue flight going from San Francisco International Airport to Florida. A witness told TMZ that the passenger was seen talking with Tyson and ended up taking a selfie.
“We’re told the man who was punched received medical attention and then went to the police over the incident. We’ve reached out to cops for comment, but so far, no word back yet,” Fight News reported.
It’s unclear what the passenger said to Tyson to get him to start swinging, but apparently, he’d had enough to where he went off on the guy.
It’s disappointing that Tyson had to put up with this kind of annoyance on an airplane. Where was the steward or stewardess when all of this was going on?
It would be interesting to what how this thing ends. According to reports, the passenger went to the police about the incident.
Tyson hasn’t fought in a couple of years since his exhibition match against Roy Jones Jr. in 2020. Before that, his professional career ended way back in 2005 after losing to Kevin McBride by a fifth-round stoppage.
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