Mike Tyson Punch Out!? – Boxing star dusts antagonistic airline passenger on video

We’ve all heard celebrities talk about the price of fame. Not being able to go out and enjoy a meal without having someone ask…

By: Zane Simon | 1 year ago
Mike Tyson Punch Out!? – Boxing star dusts antagonistic airline passenger on video
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We’ve all heard celebrities talk about the price of fame. Not being able to go out and enjoy a meal without having someone ask for your autograph; getting constantly stopped on the street and asked for photos; the constant requests to attend events and make appearances at social functions. It’s no wonder that many gain reputations for being short tempered.

Then again, there are some interactions that would try the patience of a saint. Retired boxing star Mike Tyson recently found himself on the receiving end of one such situation, when a pair of passengers on his JetBlue flight from San Francisco to Florida decided to film themselves teasing, taunting, and just generally making a nuisance of themselves toward the former heavyweight champion. But if they were looking to mess around at Tyson’s expense, they quickly found out why that might not be such a good idea.

It’s an exceptionally foolish thing to pull on anyone, let alone a famous fighter—especially one with such an extreme self professed love of violence and a history of violent assault.

TMZ reports that witnesses say the men were severely intoxicated, and that Tyson initially posed for a photo with them, before the man in the above video started harassing him. Apparently Tyson even asked the guy to leave him alone before finally sending him a much more heavily punctuated message.

After the incident, the passenger is said to have received medical attention for his injuries, before contacting the police. No word yet on whether or not Tyson will be charged in relation to the event.

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Zane Simon
Zane Simon

Zane Simon is a senior editor, writer, and podcaster for Bloody Elbow. He has worked with the website since 2013, taking on a wide variety of roles. A lifelong combat sports fan, Zane has trained off & on in both boxing and Muay Thai. He currently hosts the long-running MMA Vivisection podcast, which he took over from Nate Wilcox & Dallas Winston in 2015, as well as the 6th Round podcast, started in 2014. Zane is also responsible for developing and maintaining the ‘List of current UFC fighters’ on Bloody Elbow, a resource he originally developed for Wikipedia in 2010.

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