While the whole world thought Mike Tyson‘s actions were completely fine in April, the boxing legend has had time to reflect, and he believes he was wrong for punching Melvin Townsend III on their flight.
In April, a viral video emerged of Tyson repeatedly punching a person on their flight. The man who got beat up by Tyson was 36-year-old Melvin Townsend III of Punta Gorda, FL. The 36-year-old pressed charges, but those charges never came to be because the San Mateo County District Attorney’s office announced that Tyson would not face any charges.
“I was wrong”
On a recent appearance on Jimmy Kimmel, Tyson spoke to the talk show host about what happened.
“I’m usually good at these things. I guess it was just his number,” Tyson said. “But I was wrong. That never should’ve happened, that’s me back at my primitive child stages. I shouldn’t have done that, but I was irritated, tired, high, pissed off, yeah. Shit happens.”
While Tyson ended up taking the high road, we all know that douchebag deserved it. If you poke a bear, you will get bitten.
However, Tyson seems to have enjoyed the experience, regardless of the fact that Townsend threw a water bottle at him and harassed him.
Paul vs. Tyson
In the same interview, Tyson said he is down to fight Jake Paul this year but only if it happens this year.
“[Jake Paul is] skilled enough, yes, I’m gonna give it to him. Because he’s winning… You gotta give him credit, he’s beating people he shouldn’t be beating.”