Mon. Aug 8th, 2022

The victims Legal team stated that the Boxing legend Mike Tyson shouldn’t have stepped into the ring with a fellow plane passenger.

Lawyers standing for the man  allegedly punched in the face by Tyson on a recent JetBlue flight share their own side of the story. 

Attorney Matt Morgan of Morgan & Morgan revealed that his client, Melvin George Townsend III, is a fan of Tyson but became overly excited upon seeing the heavyweight boxing champion on an April 20 flight from San Francisco.  

“At first their interaction was cordial, at a certain point, Mr. Tyson became agitated by an overly excited fan and began to strike him.”  

“This situation could have been avoided simply by contacting a flight attendant, Morgan continued. To state the obvious, as one of the greatest fighters of all time, Mr. Tyson should have known not to use his hands on an overly excited fan.” He told E! News.

The San Francisco Police Department told reported that authorities were sent to a physical altercation onboard an airplane located at the Domestic Terminal of the San Francisco International Airport. Where the two subjects that were believed to be involved in the incident were detained.

“One subject was treated at the scene for non-life-threatening injuries,” the SFPD noted. That subject provided minimal details of the incident and refused to cooperate further with the police investigation.”  

Both subjects have been subsequently released and are pending further investigation.

By Nwosu Chizoba David

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