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Mayukh Saha
Mayukh Saha
April 22, 2022 ·  2 min read

Mike Tyson Filmed Punching Fellow Plane Passenger in Face Multiple Times

People should know by now- don’t mess with Mike Tyson. A recent video surfaced where Tyson was punching someone on a flight. Apparently, his fellow passenger had been constantly heckling the boxing legend. And lest you have forgotten- Tyson does have a bad temper. TMZ reported that this exact moment took place on a flight that was about to leave San Francisco for Florida.

Mike Tyson’s Altercation

The passenger had been quite excited to see the boxing legend on his aisle and in his exuberance, he maybe went too far. After securing a selfie, he kept heckling the man enough for him to turn around and start clobbering. Witnesses to the scene report that the man was “extremely intoxicated and wouldn’t stop provoking the boxer in his seat”.

Mike Tyson punches man on a plane.

After punching the guy, Tyson decided to leave the flight. The victim, on the other hand, contacted the police. He was also provided with medical attention. As of now, it isn’t clear if he chose to go through with an investigation. Tyson’s reps stated, “Unfortunately, Mr. Tyson had an incident on a flight with an aggressive passenger who began harassing him, and threw a water bottle at him while he was in his seat.

Interestingly, this is a very peculiar moment for Mike Tyson. For the last few years, he has been a paragon of non-violence and calmness. In fact, just a few weeks back, a video surfaced of him taking it easy. And ironically, the situation at that point was even more strenuous. A man had pulled a gun on him at a comedy show. Now, while the man got more and more animated, Tyson was as calm as can be. He simply sat in silence while the rest of the attendees started fleeing. In the end, the host of the event had to escort the deranged man out. You can see it in the video below.

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A Rare Moment From The Legendary Personality

One can assume that the airplane incident was simply an outlier. Even after the deed was done, Mike Tyson didn’t lose his cool against aggressive paparazzi. In fact, he even took a few pictures with his fans. He was also seen entering the Eden Roc Miami hotel in pretty high spirits. Either the victim had said something truly despicable, or there was something more to it.

The San Francisco Police Department has released its statement. Apparently, two individuals were detained in the Mike Tyson incident. One of them was being treated for non-life-threatening injuries. Interestingly, the same individual refused to cooperate with the entire investigation. 

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  1. Mike Tyson Filmed Punching Fellow Plane Passenger in Face Multiple Times.” Complex. Joe Price. April 21, 2022