Video: Mike Tyson hugs it out with man who pulls gun at comedy show


Former heavyweight boxing champion Mike Tyson’s presence may have stopped a shooting this week.

Per TMZ , Tyson was present at the comedy show in Hollywood on Tuesday, Calif. when two men were arguing and threatened to end in tragedy. The site obtained video of one man pulling out a gun from his waistband, and reading it. He shouted that he was laughing after going nose-to-nose.

Upon seeing Tyson, the man was completely starstruck. As his fury turned into praises for Tyson, the audience stood in silence.

“If it wasn’t for you, we wouldn’t have no inspiration,” the man said on the video.

Tyson waved back at the man and gave him an embrace. Even the man bowed to the ex-champ. Club officials slowly took over the situation.

Tyson returned to the ring in November 2020 for an exhibition bout with Roy Jones Jr. that was a breakout hit on pay-per-view; he talked up a return but has yet to make official another comeback. He’s been a legend at MMA events and has appeared in the PFL cage. His tips have also been shared with UFC heavyweight champion Francis Ngannou who also appears on his podcast.