Jacques van der Westhuyzen
Head of Sport
1 minute read
22 Apr 2022
1:52 pm

WATCH: Mike Tyson’s best knock-outs — in the ring

Jacques van der Westhuyzen

The former heavyweight champion was back in the news again this week following an altercation with a plane passenger.

Mike Tyson was back in the news this week. Picture: Joe Scarnici/Getty Images for Triller

In the wake of former heavyweight boxing champion Mike Tyson losing his cool and repeatedly punching a passenger on a plane about to fly out of San Francisco after reportedly becoming irritated by the man’s attempts to talk to him, we’ve decided to take a look back at the boxer’s biggest hits – in the ring.

In his day Tyson was the most feared boxer on the planet, and even in 2022 some would prefer to cross the road rather than cross paths with the 55-year-old.

One man though opted to push Tyson as far as he could. And it didn’t end well.

Cell phone footage showed Tyson leaning over the back of his seat and delivering a flurry of blows to the man, who appeared to be left with bruises and some bleeding in the incident on Wednesday.

“Iron Mike” was initially friendly to the passenger and his friend when they boarded the flight but reacted after the man “wouldn’t stop provoking” him, the TMZ entertainment website said.

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

“Tyson had enough of the guy behind him talking in his ear… and told him to chill. When the guy didn’t, that’s when the witness says Tyson started to throw several punches at the man’s face.”

Now, watch some of the best punches thrown by Tyson in the ring, by clicking here.