Mike Tyson addressed his recent fight incident in the latest episode of the Hotboxin’ with Mike Tyson podcast, during which the boxer talked about the infamous JetBlue flight in April.
Tyson said that the man who was later identified as Melvin Townsend III “triggered” him, and in response, he swung around and punched the man in the face multiple times. Townsend, who was terribly injured, had to get medical attention.
“He was fucking with me, man,” Tyson said, adding, “I took pictures with this n***a.”
“I shouldn’t even be taking public planes,” he continued. “My wife gets mad that I take public planes but what am I gonna do on a fucking plane with my friends?”
And he asked why people expect him to react differently. “What am I going to do on a fucking plane with my friends and [a bodyguard who’s] supposed to watch me?” Tyson said.
He added, “A bodyguard and a fucking yes man. What am I gonna do on a plane?”
It is worthy to note that the San Mateo County District Attorney’s Office announced that charges will not be pursued against Tyson “based on the circumstances surrounding the confrontation.”