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Boxer Mike Tyson is accused of pummeling a fellow airline passenger ahead of a cross-country JetBlue flight.
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Footage obtained by TMZ Sports appears to show Tyson repeatedly punching a male airline passenger in the face ahead of a Wednesday night flight out of San Francisco International Airport.
Sources close to Tyson told the outlet that the unnamed victim was “extremely intoxicated” and “wouldn’t stop provoking the boxer in his seat” before the fists of fury began to fly.
The outlet reported that an unnamed witness and his friend were boarding the flight and noticed Tyson was among their fellow JetBlue passengers.
“The witness tells us Mike took a selfie with him … and then was patient with his overly excited buddy, who kept trying to talk to the 55-year-old fighter as he sat behind him,” the outlet reported Thursday morning. “Eventually, though, we’re told Tyson had enough of the guy behind him talking in his ear … and told him to chill. When the guy didn’t, that’s when the witness says Tyson started to throw several punches at the man’s face.”
Video showed the moment Tyson began throwing punches at the victim, bloodying his face.
Other passengers can be heard telling Tyson to cease his attack, with one prominent voice saying, “Hey, hey, hey, hey Mike, come on, stop that.”
“The witness says Mike walked off the plane just seconds later,” the outlet reported.
The victim is said to have received medical attention after the attack and later went to police over the incident.
It is unknown at the time of this reporting whether the victim will press charges against Tyson.
Police did not respond to TMZ Sports’ request for comment at the time of publication.
Neither Tyson nor JetBlue have not spoken out about the incident at this time.
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