Mike Tyson keeps his cool when man pulls a gun near him

Boxing Junkie Staff

Mar 24, 2022

Mike Tyson had a not-so-funny experience at a comedy show Tuesday night in Hollywood, California.

The former heavyweight champ and some friends were enjoying a set at a roof-top venue when a man approached Tyson and began speaking with him, according to a TMZ report.

Witnesses told TMZ that the man ended up challenging Tyson to a fight in an attempt to improve what he called his “status.” The host of the event asked the man to leave, at which point he pulled a gun.

The man evidently thought better of a bad decision and put the gun away, at which point he asked the unfazed Tyson not to call the cops.

The retired boxer, who grew up in the rough Brownsville section of Brooklyn, New York, listened to what the man had to say and then embraced him. The man left the scene a few minutes later.

The police never received a call about the incident, TMZ reported.