San Francisco: On a trip from San Francisco to Fort Lauderdale on Wednesday night, Mike Tyson was seen striking a fellow passenger, leaving the victim with a gushing forehead. Tyson, 55, got into a brawl when a “overly enthusiastic” fan in the seat behind him began talking “in his ear” after the boxing legend advised him to “calm,” according to reports.
The claimed event occurred at 10:30 p.m. local time on an aircraft from San Francisco International Airport to Florida. Witnesses said Tyson was initially “cool” with all of the passengers, including the person in front of him and his partner. The boxing legend even took a selfie with one of them while “patiently” waiting for the other in the row behind him. However, as the passenger continued to “annoy” him, the American allegedly struck him in the face with a series of strikes, resulting in a bleeding forehead.
According to reports, a video appeared to show Tyson delivering a barrage of punches at the man. The passenger was “very inebriated,” according to individuals close to the boxing star, and refused to stop bothering the heavyweight athlete. Tyson reportedly fled the plane seconds later, according to witnesses. Following the incident, the victim sought medical attention and spoke with the police.
Tyson, on the other hand, is universally considered as one of the most gifted and frightening fighters of all time. Iron Mike had a tremendous career from 1985 to 2005, winning 50 of 58 bouts and losing only six. When Tyson hung up his gloves and the particular intensity that made him so feared, he went on to other ventures. He’s worked in Hollywood as a part of the Hangover franchise, and he’s even tried his hand at public speaking.