For some reason, it looks like people have forgotten Mike Tyson is a former heavyweight champion of the world.
Known as ‘The Baddest Man on The Planet’ in his boxing prime, he has been the victim of overzealous fans in recent weeks.
Just days after Tyson had a physical altercation with a drunk fan aboard a flight, another stranger got handsy when ‘Iron Mike’ was posing for pictures with people ahead of the Shakur Stevenson vs. Oscar Valdez.
An unknown woman appeared to try to put her finger in Tyson’s nose as he was taking a picture with someone else, drawing an angry reaction from the 55-year-old fight legend.
The woman in question immediately apologised when Tyson turned around to confront her: “I’m so sorry! I’m so sorry! I didn’t mean to do that,” she said.
Fortunately, Tyson’s security team was on hand to contain the situation and steer the retired boxer away from the crowd that had gathered around him, avoiding any trouble.
Things didn’t go so well for a man who was bothering the Hall of Famer as he was preparing to fly from San Francisco to Florida last month.
Tyson was videoed repeatedly punching Melvin Townsend III in an attack his team claims was provoked by the ‘aggressive passenger’ who threw a water bottle at the beloved boxer.
“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,” Tyson’s team said in a statement.
These aren’t the only problems ‘The Baddest Man on the Planet’ has had with the general public this year.
In March, a man challenged Tyson to a fight in a comedy club and pulled out a gun.
Tyson has been famous ever since he was 20 years old when he became the youngest-ever fighter to win a world heavyweight title but reached the peak of his powers in the late 1980s and 1990s.
In 2005, he retired from boxing but remains active with movies/TV cameos, a successful marijuana company, and his podcast – ‘Hotboxin’ with Mike Tyson’.
After 15 years away from the sport Tyson laced up the gloves for an exhibition bout against Roy Jones Jr, fighting to a draw with his fellow boxing legend before seemingly walking away from the sport for good.