a video shows Mike Tyson punching a passenger mid-flight
Flights from San Francisco International Airport to Florida were suspended after former heavyweight champion Mike Tyson attacked a passenger. It looks like the video is showing. The video of the fight first aired on TMZ.
In the video, you can see Tyson leaning back on a chair as he repeatedly lands on a stranger’s head. Others tried to keep Tyson away from him. Beat for a few seconds.
A Tyson representative told NPR by email: “Unfortunately, Mr Tyson disturbed him while he was in his seat and caused an incident with an aggressive passenger who started throwing water bottles into the fields.”
Prior to the attack, Tyson agreed to take pictures with the passengers at the start of the flight on Wednesday, according to TMZ. However, the “very excited” man continued to harass the former boxer during the flight, despite Tyson’s “cool” requests.
In the video, the passenger’s forehead can be seen bleeding from the blow.
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In 1987, Tyson aged 20 became the youngest heavyweight champion.. Although he has become one of the most respected boxers in the sport, his fame has been controversial and has been given negative titles.
In 1992, Tyson was convicted of rape and sentenced to three years in prison. Tyson has long remained innocent about his claims.
And in 1997, he was disqualified from the fight after biting the ear of his opponent Evander Holyfield.
In an interview with NPR in 2017, Tyson said it was he who changed himself and tried to avoid other people.
“My life is family life. No outside life. No nightlife. It’s over.”