Losing his cool. Mike Tyson was filmed allegedly punching a fellow passenger on a flight dwelling from San Francisco on Wednesday, April 20.
In a video obtained by TMZ, the 55-year-old Golden Glove winner seemed to be throwing a sequence of punches at one other man after taking selfies with him. The blows resulted in a bloodied brow and the passenger wanted medical consideration.
The San Francisco Police Department informed TMZ Sports on Thursday, April 21, that officers responded to the scene and detained two folks they believed to be concerned within the incident.
The cops added that one particular person was handled for non-life-threatening accidents however “provided minimal details of the incident and refused to cooperate further with police investigation.”
Us Weekly has reached out to Tyson’s rep for touch upon the alleged altercation.
At the age of 20, Tyson was the youngest boxer to win the heavyweight title in 1996. He has since been inducted into the International Boxing Hall of Fame and the World Boxing Hall of Fame.
After dealing with a slew of controversies — together with a conviction for rape in 1991, for which he served three years of his six-year jail sentence — the fighter revealed he was able to retire.
“My whole life has been a waste – I’ve been a failure,” he admitted in a 2005 interview with USA Today. “I just want to escape. I’m really embarrassed with myself and my life. I want to get this part of my life over as soon as possible.”
After taking a decade-long break from combating, the boxing legend eventually jumped back into the ring for an exhibition match towards Roy Jones Jr. in September 2020.
The occasion was produced by Tyson’s Legends Only league in an try to create space for anybody who has “decided they’re over the hill but they still have it in them,” the New York native defined in a July 2020 video.
“Anything is possible when you are smart about it,” Tyson wrote through Instagram on the time. “Train Smart. Recover Smarter. @smartcups #SmartCups #baddestmanontheplanet #stillthebaddestmanontheplanet @tysonranchofficial @coppergel #tysonranch SmartCups.com.”