Mike Tyson Talks About Plane Punching Incident: ‘My Wife Gets Mad When I Take Public Planes’

Mike Tyson talks about his infamous plane punching incident.

Mike Tyson Plane Punching
Mike Tyson (Images via @Hotboxin' with Mike Tyson/Instagram)
  • Mike Tyson made a bold admission about public planes following the incident with a co-passenger
  • “Iron Mike” remembered the time he once tried to punch a fan during his rematch with Evander Holyfield

Last month, Mike Tyson went viral online after being taped assaulting his fellow passenger Melvin George Townsend during a public plane trip to Miami. Fortunately for “Iron Mike,” did not face any charges as the San Mateo County District Attorney had more important cases to deal with, and Townsend’s team failed to constantly cooperate.

For the first time on his podcast, Tyson finally shared his thoughts about the infamous incident.

It shouldn’t have happened

Speaking on a recent episode of his podcast, Tyson confessed that though Townsend was really messing around with him that time, he shouldn’t have been there in the first place.

“Yes, they said they ain’t gonna pick up charges,” the boxing legend said. “He was f*****g with me. I took pictures with this n****. I shouldn’t even be taking public planes. My wife gets mad when I take public planes. What am I going to do on a f*****g plane with my friends and [a bodyguard] he’s supposed to watch me? A bodyguard and a f*****g yes man. What am I gonna do on a plane?”

Not the first time

As most of us know, a man like Tyson is no stranger to dust-ups with annoying and over-boarding fans. When talking about the plane incident, the 55-year-old was reminded of how he ran up on a fan during his epic rematch with Evander Holyfield in 1997.

“It triggers me,” Tyson admitted. “The Holyfield fight, people were [throwing stuff]. I ran up to go [motions to punch someone] I was running out to go. I ran up in the house trying to get this mother f****r.”

Needless to say, the plane punching and the Holyfield rematch incidents were only two accounts which serve as a reminder to all of us that Tyson is just not the guy to fool around with. 

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