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Further details have emerged to provide context for why Mike Tyson allegedly lashed out on a fan aboard a plane.
'Iron' Mike was said to be travelling from San Francisco to Florida on Wednesday night and initially chatted with a pair of fans.
But after asking the passenger sat behind him to 'chill' when he became irritated, Tyson, as a TMZ video shows, saw red and hit the man a number of times - causing him to draw blood.
In a statement to TMZ, Tyson's representatives say the youngest heavyweight world champion was "harrassed" and had a bottle of water thrown at him.
They also claim the passenger was "aggressive".
"Unfortunately, Mr. Tyson had an incident on a flight with an aggressive passenger who began harassing him," Tyson's team said in the statement.
"And threw a water bottle at him while he was in his seat."
Tyson is said to have exited the plane moments after the fracas whilst the man involved is believed to have needed medical attention and went to the police to report the incident.
There has been no comment from the authorities as of yet.
Tyson, who made a comeback in 2020 at the age of 54, is due to attend a marijuana industry event in Miami on Thursday night.
An avid weed smoker, he got into the legal cannabis business six years ago and is said to rake in $1 million per month from various products such as premium marijuana strains, pre-rolls, beverages and extracts.
During Floyd Mayweather's win over Manny Pacquiao in 2015, Tyson elbowed a fan in the chest after he grabbed him and asked for a selfie.
Back in December 2020, Tyson warned people that they were getting 'too comfortable' with saying things behind a keyboard and not being punished.
"Social media made y'all way to comfortable with disrespecting people and not getting punched in the face for it," Tyson wrote in a Facebook post which has since been taken down.