- Mike Tyson was caught on video repeatedly punching a passenger on a plane Wednesday night, bloodying the man’s face.
- The passenger reportedly received medical attention and then spoke to the police about the incident.
- Read more news about Mike Tyson here.
Boxing legend Mike Tyson got into a little altercation on a plane on Wednesday night as he was getting ready to fly out of San Francisco International Airport to Florida.
According to TMZ, Tyson was on board a JetBlue flight at around 10:30 p.m. when another passenger apparently got under his skin.
Video shows the man appearing to continuously talk to Tyson while seated behind him and acting goofy.
Mike Tyson was not here for it.
According to TMZ, while on an airplane Mike Tyson repeatedly punched a man in his face because the man was “annoying him.” The incident took place Wednesday night at around 10:30pm as Tyson was flying out of San Francisco International Airport to Florida.
Witnesses say that Mike was initially cool with the men but eventually things took a turn. The man reportedly kept talking to Mike and asking him questions- even after Mike asked him to “chill.”
Video shows Mike hovering over the man who reportedly went to the police afterwards and had to seek medical attention. Watch below.
1:21 PM PT — The San Francisco Police Dept. tells TMZ Sports officers did respond to the scene … and did detain two people they believed to be involved in the incident.
Cops added, though, that after one of the people was treated for non-life-threatening injuries, that person “provided minimal details of the incident and refused to cooperate further with the police investigation.”
The SFPD says it is aware of the video of the altercation and has forwarded it to the San Mateo County Sheriff’s Office.
7:28 AM PT — Sources close to Mike claim the man was extremely intoxicated … and wouldn’t stop provoking the boxer in his seat.
Mike Tyson seemed to lose his cool on a plane on Wednesday night … repeatedly punching a man in the face after the guy had apparently annoyed him.
TMZ Sports has learned … the incident all went down at around 10:30 PM PT as Tyson was slated to fly out of San Francisco International Airport to Florida.
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.
Video we obtained shows Tyson throwing a flurry of blows at the man, which you can see bloodied the passenger’s forehead. The witness says Mike walked off the plane just seconds later.
We’re told the man who was punched received medical attention and then went to the police over the incident. We’ve reached out to cops for comment, but so far, no word back yet.
We’ve also reached out to JetBlue and Tyson’s camp for comment on the incident as well, but no word back yet there either.
Originally Published — 6:38 AM PT