Former heavyweight boxing champion MIke Tyson blew a gasket on Weds. night (April 20) after boarding a JetBlue flight from San Francisco to Florida. It appears the 55 year-old pugilist was being harassed by a fellow passenger until “Iron” eventually lost his cool.
Here’s an isolated clip:
A man was HARASSING Mike Tyson on a Jet Blue flight, and Mike had to put hands on him to stop the harassment. pic.twitter.com/NDjrfntrxn— Tariq Nasheed (@tariqnasheed) April 21, 2022
Tyson was in San Francisco to help promote the new “Relevnt” social media app. Part of that promotion included an appearance on Hippie Hill at Golden Gate Park where locals gathered to celebrate April 20, the unofficial day of cannabis celebration.
Unfortunately the good vibes ended once Tyson boarded the plane.
TMZ Sports provides some context:
A witness on the plane says as he and his friend were boarding Tyson’s flight ... the boxing legend was initially cool with them and the other passengers. The witness tells us Mike took a selfie with him ... and then was patient with his overly excited buddy, who kept trying to talk to the 55-year-old fighter as he sat behind him. Eventually, though, we’re told Tyson had enough of the guy behind him talking in his ear ... and told him to chill. When the guy didn’t, that’s when the witness says Tyson started to throw several punches at the man’s face.
Here’s the second part of the altercation:
Bruh Mike Tyson beat up a guy on a airplane pic.twitter.com/wspirBbXUI— Shannon Sharpe Burner Account (@shannonsharpeee) April 21, 2022
Tyson exited the aircraft following the incident and the victim, who requested medical attention after getting bloodied up in the attack, reportedly went to the police. No word yet from the former champ’s handlers or the press department at JetBlue.
Expect more on this developing story as additional details become available.