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Mike Tyson punches a harassing fan on a plane

AmericaProvoked, heavyweight boxing legend Mike Tyson lost his temper and repeatedly punched a passenger on the face of the plane, causing him to bleed and bruise.

According to eyewitnesses on the flight from San Francisco to Florida on the evening of April 20, Tyson friendly at first. But after many times being provoked by the man sitting behind, the 55-year-old former boxer gradually lost patience.

Despite being asked to be quiet by Tyson, the drunken passenger continued to talk and wanted to take souvenir photos with the former heavyweight boxing champion. Unable to keep his composure, Tyson got up and turned around and punched the opponent repeatedly in the face. The entire incident was recorded by another passenger on the flight and recorded TMZ Sports upload.

Drunk passenger teased and beaten by Mike Tyson

The man’s face was bruised and bleeding heavily after receiving Tyson’s blow. When the plane landed, the passenger needed medical attention and also reported the matter to the police.

According to the Spanish newspaper Marca, Tyson was not arrested and still attended an event in Miami on April 21. A representative for the 55-year-old former boxer revealed that a drunk passenger on the plane threw a water bottle at Tyson when he was denied a photo. This person said: “Unfortunately, Tyson had an incident on the flight with an aggressive passenger who started harassing him. This person threw a water bottle at Tyson while he was sitting in the seat.”

Tyson won the WBC belt in late 1986, at the age of 20. He is the youngest heavyweight boxer in history to own a world championship belt. However, the peak of “Steel Mike” lasted less than four years, before losing to underdog Buster Douglas in early 1990. After this loss, Tyson’s form declined, and then went to prison for rape.

At his peak, Tyson was considered one of the best boxers in boxing history.  Photo: PA Images

At his peak, Tyson was considered one of the best boxers in boxing history. Image: PA Images

Tyson hung up his gloves in 2005, after losing three of the last four fights of his career. On November 28, 2020, he returned with a performance with Roy Jones Jr. With scores from three guest referees 76-76, 79-73, 76-80, Mike Tyson and Jones Jr. be adjudicated. Both fighters received a special belt called “Frontline Battle” awarded by the WBC.

In May 2021, Tyson wants to fight for the third time with Evander Holyfield. However, the upper stage negotiations broke down when the Holyfield side announced that “Mike Steel” refused an offer of up to $ 25 million. Then, Holyfield decided to switch to a fight with former UFC champion Vitor Belfort. In this match, Belfort was awarded a technical knock-out victory, and the fight lasted only nearly 1 minute and 50 seconds.

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