Boxing legend Mike Tyson finally spoke up about the incident in which he retaliated against a randy plane passenger repeatedly. Tyson is still irritated by the incident and regrets traveling on a commercial flight.
Mike Tyson made headlines a few weeks ago when a video of him beating a fellow passenger Melvin George Townsend III went viral. It was later revealed that Townsend wouldn’t stop bothering the boxing legend.
Mike Tyson also claimed that Townsend threw a water bottle on him, resulting in Tyson unloading on him.
After more than a month, Mike Tyson finally spoke out regarding the incident. The 55-year-old recalled the incident during the recent episode of his podcast Hotboxin’. Tyson confirmed that The San Mateo County District Attorney will not press any charges.
“Yes, they said they ain’t gonna pick up charges.” Tyson said.
Mike Tyson is still enraged when recalling the incident. Iron Mike also admitted that he regretted taking a commercial flight and that his wife Lakiha Spicer is also against it.
“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?” Tyson said.
Other passengers claimed that Tyson was pretty calm to the passengers including Townsend at first. To the point that he was willing to take a selfie with some other passengers. But, Townsend wouldn’t stop harassing him and eventually made Tyson raged.
“It triggers me.” Mike Tyson added.
The former heavyweight world champion managed to escape criminal charges thanks to the video showing Townsend bothering him. Townsend also stated that he wasn’t keen on pressing charges and chose to ignore the incident.