SAN FRANCISCO – Legendary former boxer Mike Tyson was caught on camera repeatedly punching a man on a JetBlue flight Wednesday night that was scheduled to fly to Miami from San Francisco International Airport, TMZ Sports reported.
On Thursday, a representative for Tyson released a statement about the incident.
WATCH BELOW: Cellphone video obtained by TMZ Sports shows Mike Tyson attacking a passenger on a plane and the passenger.
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The victim’s friend told TMZ that Tyson, 55, was initially cool with them and other passengers, even letting him take a selfie with him.
But the witness said his friend became overly excited and Tyson started throwing punches when his friend wouldn’t stop talking in his ear from behind him.
Sources close to Tyson told TMZ that the man appeared to be extremely intoxicated and was provoking Tyson.
A representative for Tyson released a statement that read: “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.”
The victim reportedly received medical attention at the airport and spoke to police, while Tyson deplaned seconds after the attack.
It’s unclear whether Tyson will face charges.
JetBlue has not yet commented on the incident.