There’s been an update on the incident between Mike Tyson and a fellow passenger which occurred on board a plane last month…
The incident happened on a flight due to leave San Francisco International Airport.
Scroll on to find out more…
It’s needless to say that Mike Tyson is one of the biggest names in the world of boxing.
Tyson made his first professional debut into the boxing world back in 1985 when he was just eighteen-years-old.
He began his career with nineteen consecutive knockouts and by winning his first thirty-seven fights.
Not only that, but by the ripe age of twenty years old, Tyson was the heavyweight champion of the world.
In the early years, his success garnered him nicknames such as Iron Mike and Kid Dynamite.
And later he went on to be known as The Baddest Man on the Planet.
Tyson had many highs in his career over the years…
But with that also came many lows.
And eventually, came the downfall of his boxing career.
His controversial behavior lost him a lot of respect in the sport…
Tyson experienced a series of mishaps in his life — serving a prison sentence for s*xual assault and biting off an opponent’s ear, just to name a few.
Which led a lot of people to argue that Tyson had lost his game.
Then in 2005, Tyson’s professional boxing career came to an end.
Tyson shocked the world as he announced his retirement from the sport.
Although, he did return to the sport fifteen years later in an exhibition bout.
In 2020, Tyson came out of retirement to face Roy Jones Jr in a bout where knockouts were not permitted.
Aside from his struggles in his boxing career, Tyson also faced a battle with addiction.
He has battled with alcohol and opiate addictions throughout his life and has previously admitted to being under the influence during many of his big fights.
Tyson’s lavish and outlandish lifestyle choices were often met with scrutiny.
Especially, as they left him with a mountain of debt to shift through.
However, in more recent years, Tyson has stayed away from controversy.
And, he’s even found a new passion.
In 2016, the heavyweight champion launched “Tyson Holistic.”
The company sells a number of marijuana products and merchandise.
After years of using opiates to treat his pain, Tyson is now heavily-invested in the use of CBD as his primary pain relief method.
In an interview, Tyson explained: “I’ve been fighting for over 20 years, and my body has a lot of wear and tear. I had two surgeries and I used marijuana to calm my nerves, and it would take the pain away … But before, they had me on those opiates, and those opiates had me all screwed up.”
Tyson credits the use of CBD and medicinal marijuana for helping him to conquer his opiate addiction.
Tyson Holistics now invests in a number of different companies that use CBD in their products, as well as developing and launching their own cannabis-oriented brands.
But recently, Tyson has found himself in hot water once again…
As he was repeatedly seen punching a passenger on a plane.
The incident happened onboard a flight due to leave San Francisco International Airport and fly to Florida, TMZ reports.
A witness on the plane told the outlet that to begin with Tyson was “cool” with the passengers onboard.
They said that Tyson even agreed to take picture with them and was “patient” with an “overly excited” man who was sat behind Tyson.
The outlet reports that the excited man repeatedly tried to talk to Tyson which prompted the boxer to tell the man to “chill.”
However, as the man continued to talk, Tyson threw punches.
Video footage obtained by the outlet shows Tyson throwing punches to the mans face, leaving blood on his forehead.
The witness told TMZ that moments after the incident, Tyson left the plane.
A statement issued by Joann Mignano, a representative for Tyson, said Tyson was involved in an incident with an “aggressive passenger.”
According to the Metro, the statement said: “Unfortunately, Mr. Tyson had an incident on a flight with an aggressive passenger who began harassing him and threw a water bottle at him while he was in his seat.”
The outlet reports that San Francisco police confirmed that 2 people were detained after being called to an incident.
Although they declined to identify those involved, police said in a statement: “That subject provided minimal details of the incident and refused to cooperate further with the police investigation,” the outlet reports.
And now, we’ve been given the update everyone’s been waiting for…
It has been reported that Mike Tyson won’t face criminal charges for his actions, as per TMZ.
Some fans have been relieved by the news, with one Facebook user writing: “Good!! I love Mike Tyson!! He’s the perfect example of F**k with me and find out!! Dude’s lucky he didn’t get really hurt.”
Another fan wrote: “Why was this even considered. Ppl will have to learn one way or another to stop fckn around with ppl you don’t know. Celebrity or not. He will think twice before harassing strangers on a plane.”
The San Mateo County District Attorney said earlier this week that because of “the conduct of the victim leading up to the incident…”
As well as the “interaction between Mr. Tyson and the victim” and “the requests of both the victim and Mr. Tyson” no charges are being made against Tyson.
This is huge, considering Tyson was facing several criminal charges for his actions if the man decided to press charges…
The San Mateo County D.A., Stephen Wagstaffe also told TMZ that neither Tyson nor the victim wanted to take legal action and that he was relieved as he believes there are more serious cases to attend to.
Tyson’s attorneys said of the outcome: “We thank San Mateo District Attorney Stephen Wagstaffe, the San Mateo County Sheriff, and all law enforcement agencies involved in this investigation for their careful, diligent, and professional work.”
Tyson has since been spotted out in public taking photos with fans.
What do you think of the decision?