Don't Mess with Mike Tyson
By Robert Ecksel on April 22, 2022
Provoking Mike Tyson is a bad idea, especially on an airplane. (Photo: Courtesy)
Mike Tyson used to punch guys in airports for sport. The one-time “Baddest Man on the Planet” has managed to tame the beast, which took some doing, turning the man-eater into the pussycat we know today. But change is inevitable. Nothing lasts forever. According to TMZ Sports, the former heavyweight champion of the world turned marijuana evangelist punched a fellow airline passenger several times in the face on a Jet Blue flight from San Francisco to Florida. This fellow passenger was seated right behind Tyson. He was making noise, making faces, causing a ruckus., making Mike mad. A world-class jerk versus a world-class boxer is a mismatch. But some mosquitoes are begging to be squished. This one was either too drunk to care or notice that he was bugging the champ.
Fame may last a lifetime, infamy surely does, but it seems as if every nobody wants a selfie with somebody, to either impress their friends, bolster their self-worth, to see if Tyson is as tough as they say.
The stewardesses didn’t duct tape Mike Tyson. Why endanger the passengers and crew?
A spokesman for the budding cannabis entrepreneur said, “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.”
Maybe the future plaintiff thought Tyson was thirsty.
According to TMZ, “The incident all went down at around 10:30 PM PT as Tyson was slated to fly out of San Francisco International Airport to Florida. Sources close to Mike claim the man was extremely intoxicated ... and wouldn't stop provoking the boxer in his seat.”
Provoking Mike Tyson is a bad idea, especially on an airplane where there’s nowhere to run or hide. A passenger who videotaped the dustup summed up the action. “My boy just got beat up by Mike Tyson,” he said. “Yeah, he got fucked up.”