Fan Attempted To Punch Mike Tyson After Roy Jones Jr. Fight, Possibly Tried To Reach For Weapon
Mike Tyson had two fights on his hands this weekend, one that was scheduled and another one that suddenly popped up.
A fan reportedly threw a punch at Mike Tyson following the boxer’s exhibition fight with Roy Jones Jr. on Saturday night at Staples Center in Los Angeles.
TMZ Sports reported the person started trash-talking toward Tyson while he was signing autographs outside the arena after the bout, but then he escalated things by taking a swing at the former heavyweight champion.
“… and then proceeded to reach into his waistband, as if trying to pull out a weapon. Our sources say Mike’s team jumped in right away before things got ugly.”
Tyson’s team had intervened, having recognized the man from a previous event where he tried similar tactics, per TMZ. Police responded to the scene but everyone had left the venue, so no report was filed.
Glad the champ was unharmed.