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Mike Tyson has spoken out about the viral footage that emerged on 21 April, which appeared to show the heavyweight hit a passenger on a plane.
The incident occurred at San Francisco International Airport and shows Tyson hitting the passenger who was earlier standing over the boxer's seat, waving his arms around as Tyson sat quietly.
Tyson's representatives initially spoke out about the video shortly after it emerged, telling The Associated Press: “Unfortunately, Mr. Tyson had an incident on a flight with an aggressive passenger who began harassing him and threw a water bottle at him while he was in his seat.”
With San Francisco police responding to the incident, issuing a statement that said: “Officers arrived and detained two subjects that were believed to be involved in the incident. One subject was treated at the scene for non-life-threatening injuries. That subject provided minimal details of the incident and refused to cooperate further with the police investigation."
Now, professional has spoken out about the incident during his podcast Hotboxin with Mike Tyson.
The pro-boxer excitedly said: "Yes, they said they ain't gonna pick up charges.
"He was f*****g with me. I took pictures with this n****. I shouldn't even be taking public planes. My wife gets mad when I take public planes."
With Tyson going on to add: "What am I going to do on a f*****g plane with my friends and he's supposed to watch me, a bodyguard?
"What am I supposed to do on a plane? It triggered me."
Trigger or not, fans were quick to react to the footage on Twitter, with some criticising Tyson's actions while others supported him.
Mike Tyson punched somebody who was Fn with him……. The problem is nowadays, MFs think they WON’T get punched in the Face…— ICE T (@FINALLEVEL) April 21, 2022
But this isn't the first time the heavyweight has has issues with fans in public, with Tyson telling his fellow podcasters about how the crowd got rowdy at his infamous fight with Evander Holyfield.
While that November 1996 fight is most known for Tyson biting Holyfield's ear, the boxer did end up chasing after a fan looking for a fight.
With Tyson saying: "The Holyfield fight, I ran, I had to go up there [to chase the fan] I ran up in the house trying to get this m*****f*****, yeah."
The boxer also went on to agree with the sentiment that it's always a losing situation when altercations happen with public figures.
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Topics: Mike Tyson
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