A viral video shows champion boxer Mike Tyson repeatedly punching a passenger who kept harassing him on a JetBlue flight from San Francisco to Florida on Wednesday.
Witnesses reported that Tyson, who'd been in San Francisco for 4/20 festivities, initially appeared in good spirits and was taking selfies with fellow passengers.
But things took a turn when a passenger seated behind him wouldn't leave him alone and repeatedly provoked him.
After patiently enduring the harassment and warning the passenger to leave him alone, Tyson threw several punches to the passenger's face, leaving him dazed and bloody as seen below.
WARNING: graphic violence
Tyson's representatives claim the man had also thrown a water bottle at him, and witnesses reported that he was visibly intoxicated. Witnesses also told TMZ that Tyson walked off the plane moments after punching the passenger.
After receiving medical attention, the man went to the San Francisco Police Department, which confirmed the incident, though not the parties involved.
Their statement read in part:
“On Wednesday April 20, 2022, at approximately 10:06 p.m., San Francisco Police officers assigned to the SFPD Airport Bureau were dispatched to a physical altercation onboard an airplane located at the Domestic Terminal of the San Francisco International Airport."
"Officers arrived and detained two subjects that were believed to be involved in the incident."
"One subject was treated at the scene for non-life-threatening injuries. That subject provided minimal details of the incident and refused to cooperate further with the police investigation."
Disturbing as the footage may be, many on Twitter didn't exactly feel sorry for the obnoxious passenger.
But not everyone was on Tyson's side.
Tyson has a long history of violent encounters, most infamously in 1997 when he bit off a part of fellow boxer Evander Holyfield's ear during a match.
He also served six years in prison for a rape conviction in 1992, and was accused of domestic violence by his former wife, actress Robin Givens.