Four weeks after former heavyweight champion boxer Mike Tyson was filmed keeping his cool after a patron pulled out a gun at a comedy show, he is seen losing it on an airplane with a passenger on his flight.
According to TMZ Sports, the Brooklyn-bred entrepreneur repeatedly punched a man who was apparently annoying him on an airplane. The incident took place Wednesday night at San Francisco International Airport.On a JetBlue flight to Florida, around 10: 30 PM PT, a passenger notices that he is sitting behind Tyson and takes a selfie with the retired boxer. As Tyson is sitting, it looks like the passenger keeps trying to talk to Tyson. Allegedly, he asked the guy to calm down and relax. Apparently not taking that cue, “The Baddest Man on the Planet” got agitated and showed the annoying passenger why he has had that title for years.
Tyson strikes the man several times after turning around to confront the passenger. Tyson then got up and left the aircraft leaving the man with a bloody face. The passenger received medical attention. It’s been reported that he later called the police, although there has been no word whether police officials have contacted Tyson or started an investigation.
According to sources close to Tyson, the man he punched was “extremely intoxicated.”
It was the total opposite last month when Tyson stopped what could have been a deadly shooting at a comedy club.
According to TMZ Sports, a patron at a Hollywood rooftop bar pulled out a firearm and the former heavyweight boxing champion prevented a tragedy from taking place.
The incident was captured on video. According to the footage, Tyson and several people were enjoying the comedy show when a man approached Tyson’s table in front of the comedian. As the comedian went through his set, the man moved toward Tyson and started talking to him. According to witnesses, he was actually challenging Tyson to a fight to get some clout.
Tyson kept his cool while he engaged with the man, who continued talking. Another man approached the talker and tried to distance him from Tyson, pushing him back in the process. The other man, who was reportedly the host of the show, shoved the talker toward the exit, who grew agitated and threatened to shoot the host. Taking a step back, he pulled out a weapon from his waist and pointed it toward the host. People started to scramble.
The man concealed his weapon and Tyson told him to come over. When the guy approached, Tyson extended his hand to the gun-wielding man and gave him a hug, averting a disaster. The man said a couple of words to Tyson, gave him praise and then headed toward the exit.