A video has emerged in which Mike Tyson appears to strike a fellow passenger on a commercial flight.
Footage obtained by TMZ shows a man sat in the seat behind Tyson enthusiastically speaking to the former heavyweight boxing champion, leaning over the 55-year-old while doing so.
In a second clip, Tyson then appears to repeatedly punch the passenger in question, as someone can be heard saying: “Hey, Mike, come on. Stop that.”
The incident was caught on a cell phone camera with a witness urging Mike Tyson to stop. The “overly excited” fan sat behind Mike Tyson on board the aircraft
The incident took place before a flight scheduled to leave San Francisco International Airport for Florida at 10:30pm local time.
Witnesses claim The Baddest Man on the Planet was initially “cool” with all his fellow passengers, including the one sat behind him and his friend.
Iron Mike even agreed to take a selfie with one of the two and remained “patient” with the other man sat in the row behind him.
However, the passenger reportedly continued to “annoy” the boxing legend and that is allegedly when the American boxer snapped.
Tyson was caught on camera throwing a series of punches to his face, which ultimately bloodied his forehead.
A witness is heard saying during the cell phone footage: “Hey, Mike. Come on, stop that.”
A separate clip surfaced showing the other passenger with traces of blood on his forehead.
The man shooting the video said: “My boy just got beat up by Mike Tyson.
“Yeah, he got f****d up. Just trying to ask for an autograph. I don’t know what happened.”
Sources close to the heavyweight athlete claimed the passenger was “extremely intoxicated” and wouldn’t stop provoking him.
According to TMZ, Tyson’s team claim the passenger also threw a bottle of water at the former world heavyweight champion.
Witnesses added that Tyson walked away from the aircraft a few seconds later.
The passenger that was punched received medical treatment and spoke to police soon after.
The incident took place after Tyson appeared on Joe Rogan’s podcast on Friday.
The boxing legend has also held advanced talks with Jake Paul about another comeback fight that could earn him £36million.
Tyson’s representatives declined to comment on the footage. The Independent has also approached JetBlue over the matter.