Mike Tyson punches a first-class passenger on a flight to Florida because the “aggressive” man threw a water bottle at him, according to representatives of the former heavyweight champion.
Tyson was captured in video hitting the man on a JetBlue flight Wednesday night from San Francisco to Miami, where he later appeared at a conference on weeds.
Before the beating, the harasser featured in the video posted by TMZ is seen standing on Tyson’s seat, waving his arms and talking excitedly as the former boxer sits quietly.
“Unfortunately, Mr. Tyson had an accident on a flight with an aggressive passenger who started harassing him and threw a water bottle at him while he was in his seat,” Tyson’s representatives said in a statement.
San Francisco police responded around 10 p.m. to a “physical altercation” on a plane in the airport terminal, officials said.
Officers arrived and arrested two people believed to be involved in the incident. One person at the scene was treated for non-life-threatening injuries. The police said in a statement that the matter provided few details about the incident and refused to cooperate further with the police investigation.
The police added that they were released pending investigation.
Police said the viral clip was shared with the San Mateo County Sheriff’s Office, which has jurisdiction over the airport.
Another passenger, Sarah Birchfield, said she saw the man before the flight at a bar at the airport, where he was rowdy and controversial.
“When I got on the plane, I thought, ‘Oh, no, that drunk guy on our flight,'” Birchfield told SFGate.
She said that when she got on the plane, she passed Tyson’s seat in the first class.
“The warrior man was sitting right behind him and I saw that they were interacting,” she said. After a short time, she said she heard the confrontation.
Meanwhile, on Thursday night, Iron Mike was smiling at a post-Benzinga Cannabis Conference party, as he appeared with wrestling legend Ric Flair at Fontainebleu Miami Beach.
We live at LIV in Miami! WOOOOOO! ” Flair said in a tweetwhere he is seen raising his fists with a beaming Tyson.
In another tweet, Tyson was He was seen in a video apparently raising.
TMZ reports that Tyson was supposed to be the keynote speaker at the weed industry event earlier, but had to cancel “due to a flight change.”
On Thursday night, he took to the stage to promote his cannabis brand Tyson 2.0, which offers several strains of the cannabis flower, as well as ear-shaped eaters in reference to the infamous 1996 match against Evander Holyfield, SFGate reported.
“Listen, we’re going to take this to another level in life,” Tyson said, according to the outlet.
“I’m the world champion, now I’m the world cannabis champion, and we can’t be stopped. They look at us. Thousands of people [are] Looking at us, we get high. this is beautiful. “Look at me, my love, look at how beautiful I look here,” he added.
“Total coffee junkie. Tv ninja. Unapologetic problem solver. Beer expert.”