Man Provokes Mike Tyson on Plane, Gets Beat

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A passenger on the same flight as boxing legend Mike Tyson harassed the former world champion while he sat in his seat aboard a JetBlue flight from San Francisco to Florida. Shortly after TMZ released a video of the boxer pounding a man on a plane, a second video emerged showing the man harassing and taunting Tyson.

Earlier Tyson took time to take a picture with the man, and his friend, talking to them both briefly, but the intoxicated passenger went on to goad him until he couldn’t take it anymore.

The San Francisco Police Department said their officers interviewed the victim, who refused to cooperate with the investigation.

“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,” a spokesperson for Tyson later said.

Tyson’s incident came as the TSA announced it will continue its zero-tolerance policy against unruly behavior on planes. Tyson departed from the plane after the incident. The man had several scrapes and cuts on his head and a torn shirt.

At this time, no charges have been filed against Tyson.