A video of Mike Tyson punching a plane passenger went viral a few hours ago and his people are here to let us all know why he punched the man multiple times while on the flight.
You do not mess with a legendary boxer and that is the bitter lesson Mike taught the passenger while on the flight. Well, his representatives reacted to the viral clip and this is what they had to say via TPS;
Representatives for Mike Tyson have offered their explanation for why the retired boxer punched a man in the face several times. The man was allegedly “harassing” Tyson and even threw a water bottle at him in the “aggressive” encounter.
“Unfortunately, Mr. Tyson had an incident on a flight with an aggressive passenger who began harassing him,” Tyson’s team said on Thursday, per TMZ Sports, “and threw a water bottle at him while he was in his seat.”
From other sources;
Tyson say the man harassing the 55-year-old retired fighter was allegedly “extremely intoxicated” and wouldn’t stop provoking him in his seat.
The man who was punched went to the police after receiving treatment and we just found out he is a career criminal.
The man who got punched by Mike Tyson on a JetBlue plane has a long criminal record … TMZ has learned.
His name — Melvin Townsend, III, and this isn’t his first encounter with cops, by any means. He’s been convicted of fraud, grand theft, burglary, possession of controlled substances and trafficking in stolen property.
As for specifics, the 36-year-old broke onto a property in 2018 and stole a trailer that he hitched to his pickup. The drug possession offense was for oxycodone. Official docs don’t mention other specifics. He served time twice — one for 20 months and another time for 15 months.
The boxing champ then snapped and unloaded on him with repeated punches, leaving him bloodied. Both men got off the plane and were met by cops. Townsend said he didn’t want to press charges and they both were free to go.
Flip to the next page to watch the viral clip of the beatdown.