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Further Details Emerge On Why Mike Tyson 'Repeatedly Punched Fan' On Plane

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Further Details Emerge On Why Mike Tyson 'Repeatedly Punched Fan' On Plane

Further details have emerged to provide context for why Mike Tyson allegedly lashed out on a fan aboard a plane.

On Thursday, TMZ posted footage which appeared to show Tyson repeatedly punching a passenger who provoked him.

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'Iron' Mike was said to be travelling from San Francisco to Florida on Wednesday night and initially chatted with a pair of fans.

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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.

The passenger talks to Tyson. Image: TMZ
The passenger talks to Tyson. Image: TMZ


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He continues to talk the boxers ear off. Image: TMZ
He continues to talk the boxers ear off. Image: TMZ


Chatting to his mate who is recording the whole thing. Image: TMZ
Chatting to his mate who is recording the whole thing. Image: TMZ
Tyson appears to lay into the fan. Image: TMZ
Tyson appears to lay into the fan. Image: TMZ
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The fan shows off his bloodied face. Image: TMZ
The fan shows off his bloodied face. Image: TMZ
Image: TMZ
Image: TMZ

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.

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"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.

Image: PA
Image: PA

There has been no comment from the authorities as of yet.

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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.

Image: PA
Image: PA

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.

Featured Image Credit: Image: TMZ

Topics: Boxing, Mike Tyson, Heavyweight Boxing

Josh Lawless
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