Bizarre footage showing Mike Tyson losing his patience with a chatty fellow passenger has gone viral. According to one witness, the man and his friend were excited to meet Mike Tyson on the flight and even took pictures with him. The man continued to talk and eventually, Tyson lost his patience and asked the man to 'be quiet.' However, when the man failed to do so, Tyson turned around and unleashed a barrage of punches on the man's face, bruising his face badly.
Mike Tyson Loses His Cool And Unleashes A Barrage Of Punches On Passenger Who Wouldn't Stop Chatting
Mike Tyson is under hot water after he recently lost his cool and was seen punching and hitting a fellow passenger on a flight from San Fransico to Florida, on Wednesday night. The poor man was left with a bloody head.
Cell phone footage, obtained by TMZ, shows the former heavyweight champion smacking an allegedly over-eager fan seated directly behind him.
It is believed that the excited young man was trying to have a cordial exchange with Tyson. A witness says the man and a friend greeted the 55-year-old boxing legend as they boarded the plane and even got their picture taken with Tyson.
Tyson soon felt frustrated with engaging the fan and requested him to be quiet. However, when the man refused to listen, Tyson lost his patience, he stood up, turned around, and released a barrage of heavy fists on the young man's face.
'Hey, hey, hey, hey, hey Mike, come on, stop that,' a witness is heard saying on the cell phone footage.
Another video from the flight shows the aftermath of the incident, with the man sporting traces of blood on his forehead.
'My boy just got beat up by Mike Tyson,' said the man shooting the video. 'Yeah, he got f***ed up. Just trying to ask for an autograph. I don't know what happened.'
It is reported that the victim received medical treatment and went to the police to report the bizarre happening.
There is still no news if Tyson will be investigated over the incident.
The incident shortly comes after Tyson recently shared a bizarre theory while high on marijuana during a recent podcast.
During Friday's installment of The Joe Rogan Experience, a high Tyson said he 'really believes' that the rich abduct vagrants to chase and hunt them on large private estates, unbeknownst to the uninitiated 99 percent.
As the pair smoked their weed, lighting up their separate joints, Tyson told Rogan that 'whatever you think a human did to another human being - it happened. Whatever it is, it happened.'
'Somewhere in history?' Rogan asked.
'Yeah, and sometimes these special camps and stuff it happens,' Tyson continued. 'These people own these thousands of acres and nothing grows on 'em.'
'Right, weird ranches where people do rituals and s***,' Rogan encouraged.
'Might want to hunt a motherf*****,' Tyson said.
'That's not outside the realm of possibility!' Rogan replied, shocked.
'I know, that's why I'm throwing it at you,' Tyson said.
'I guarantee you there's been someone, somewhere in the world who paid someone to hunt a person,' Rogan said. 'I guarantee you that's happened!'
It is also rumored that Tyson is working on an exhibition fight with YouTuber Jake Paul. Though many details are not yet known.
According to The Sun reported the two were nearing a deal for a bout that could be worth upwards of $50 million.
'Mike and Jake are on board for an exhibition bout in Las Vegas,' a business associate of Tyson's told The Sun.
'A verbal deal has been struck to get it on, but like all forms of sports business, now it's all about the contracts and money split.
'Mike is looking for a certain figure to get into the ring with a profit share guarantee.
'Jake obviously has that on his mind but is keen to show the world that stepping into the ring with a man once called, ''the baddest man on the planet,'' takes his boxing career to the next level.'
And to point out that the 30-year age difference will make this bout a spectacle to watch.
'This fight bridges the gap between old school boxing fans and the new generation of followers,' the source told The Sun.
Previously, Tyson talked about another exhibition following his split decision draw against retired boxing legend Roy Jones Jr. in 2020.
At that time, Tyson was sure that he would be back in the ring by February but it seems like it will be taking place later in 2022.
'I am going to have a return fight in February and we are pretty skeptical about the opponent but it will be a really stimulating opponent,' Tyson told the Sun.
According to Tyson, the money for fighting one of the well-known Paul or his brother Logan would be too much to refuse.
'That is the fight for the money,' Tyson said in 2021. 'Those are the money-making fights, those guys got 35 million people to watch.
'Hell, I would fight them,' he continued. 'They would fight me. That would make a lot of money.
'Hundred million dollars, they do anything, they don't mind getting beat up for a hundred million dollars.'
The news of Tyson's fight with Paul has not left people impressed.
Apart from the age difference, Tyson, known as the scariest man in boxing was laid to rest since 1990, when he was knocked out by James 'Buster' Douglas in Tokyo.
Things were reportedly different for Tyson in the past as he was once so afraid of killing his opponents that he often needed to have sex with groupies before fights to take the edge off his rage, his former bodyguard and chauffeur has claimed.
'He had to get laid to disengage some of the strength he had,' Rudy Gonzalez told The Sun in November. 'So I had girls tucked away in bathrooms and changing rooms.
Rudy Gonzalez explained that the ritual of pre-fight sex was born out of the heavyweight champion's fear of killing another boxer.
'His biggest fear was that he would kill someone in that ring,' Gonzalez said. 'He knew he could do it.
'It is no exaggeration to say Mike was like a train hitting these guys. Having sex was his way of disengaging that power and loosening up a bit.'
In addition to rage and sex, Tyson's pre-fight routine was also defined by intense anxiety and sorrow.
'He had an anxiety problem where he would be in despair with anxiety of not feeling good enough or not wanting to screw it up,' Gonzalez said.
'Mike had the fear that if he screwed this up, he would end up back in his old neighborhood or be locked up.'
Tyson has lived a rough childhood. He was abandoned by his father at birth and was orphaned when his mother passed away at 16.
He grew up in Brooklyn's rough Brownsville neighborhood in the 1970s and had the physical and emotional scars to prove it.
In retirement, Tyson changed his public persona and opened up about his traumatic childhood and adult life.
He's also started charities for children from broken homes, appeared in movies, such as The Hangover series, and is now a cannabis entrepreneur.
He's also opened up about past drug use, which he said centered on cocaine, but also included the venom from a poisonous toad that he said actually left him legally dead for a brief moment.
'In my trips I've seen that death is beautiful,' Tyson told the New York Post recently. 'Life and death both have to be beautiful, but death has a bad rep. The toad has taught me that I'm not going to be here forever. There's an expiration date.
'I did it as a dare,' Tyson sad of ingesting the psychedelic. 'I was doing heavy drugs like cocaine, so why not? It's another dimension. Before I did the toad, I was a wreck. The toughest opponent I ever faced was myself. I had low self-esteem. People with big egos often have low self-esteem. We use our ego to subsidize that. The toad strips the ego.'
A year ago, Tyson stepped into the ring for an exhibition against former multi-weight division title-winner Roy Jones Jr. The WBC unofficially called the bout a draw.