Boxing legend Mike Tyson was filmed attacking a civilian in the air after the man constantly antagonized him
Former heavyweight boxing champion and combat sports legend Mike Tyson was caught on video punching another passenger on board a plane in San Francisco International Airport. The video shows Tyson in a high dudgeon leaning over the back of his seat and repeatedly punching the unidentified man in the head, injuring him in the face.
The footage was first shared by TMZ, which said it was recorded on a Jet Blue plane bound for Florida.
“Unfortunately, Mr. Tyson had an incident on a flight with an aggressive passenger who started harassing him and threw a bottle of water at him while he was sitting in his seat,” Tyson’s representatives said in an email to The Associated Press.
Prior to the altercation, the man can be seen in the video standing over Tyson’s seat, waving his arms and trying to upset the boxing legend to elicit a reaction. The man was also visibly drunk and kept annoying Tyson until he finally took matters into his own hands.
Dana White gives her two cents on the Mike Tyson plane incident
UFC President Dana White and Mike Tyson have shared a great camaraderie over the years. The boxing phenom can be seen on several major UFC cards participating in the live event and always praises White.
Dana White has repeatedly claimed that Tyson is one of the greatest boxers of all time and his experience of life outside the ring is second to none. White reacted to the situation on Twitter saying: ‘Hey dummies, for future reference this is how you stay alive when you bump @MikeTyson on a plane.’
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