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Mike Tyson is a former heavyweight boxing champion.©TUSEN

Former heavyweight boxing champion Mike Tyson repeatedly punched a passenger on a plane about to take off from San Francisco after he was apparently angered by the man’s attempts to talk to him. Cellphone footage showed Tyson leaning over the back of his seat and delivering a flurry of punches to the man, who appeared to have bruises and bleeding during Wednesday’s incident. ‘Iron Mike’ was initially friendly with the passenger and his friend when they boarded the flight, but reacted after the man ‘kept taunting him’, entertainment website TMZ said.

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The man “kept trying to talk” to the 55-year-old fighter, he reported.

“Tyson was fed up with the guy behind him talking in his ear…and telling him to relax. When the guy didn’t, that’s when the witness says Tyson has started punching him in the face several times.”

Here is the video of Tyson punching a passenger:

Tyson reportedly left the plane before it took off for Florida.

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U.S. police, airline JetBlue and representatives for Tyson had no immediate comment Thursday.

Considered one of the greatest heavyweights of all time, Tyson is also known for his erratic behavior – biting off a piece of Evander Holyfield’s ear during a fight in 1997 – and clashes with the law, including including a rape conviction and cocaine addiction.

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