Retired boxer Mike Tyson got into a vicious brawl on Wednesday night, but it wasn’t in the ring.
Tyson was caught on tape pummeling a fellow passenger into submission on a flight from San Francisco to Miami, Florida, where the marijuana gummy purveyor was scheduled to speak at a cannabis conference on Thursday.
Witnesses said that the former heavyweight champ was happy to sign autographs, but the man who took a beating repeatedly heckled him until he took a flurry of fists to the face.
Another video confirms that the “victim” verbally harassed Tyson from the seat in the row behind him, and even stood up so he could crouch over the boxer and speak closely to his face.
Tyson’s representative said things turned ugly when the passenger got “aggressive” with his client. “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,” the rep explained.
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Police reportedly responded to the gate while the plane was still on the ground in San Francisco, and detained both parties. The heckler was treated for his injuries, but “provided minimal details of the incident and refused to cooperate further with the police investigation.”
Tyson arrived in Miami on Thursday and was seen with former WWE wrestler Rick Flair at the LIV nightclub, but missed his appearance earlier in the day due to rescheduling a flight.
He was likely at the event to plug his marijana brand, Tyson 2.0, which sells THC infused gummies shaped like an ear with a bite out of it, in homage to his 1997 fight against Evander Holyfield, which ended with Tyson gnashing off a piece of the boxer’s ear with his teeth.