Dillian Whyte’s brother stopped a man opening door mid-flight with Anthony Joshua's mother also onboard


Whyte’s brother was one of several passengers who stopped a man opening a door on a plane while it was in mid-flight on Monday with Anthony Joshuas mother also on board!

The ordeal happened on a British Airways flight to Saudi Arabia and was caused by a man who it was believed to have been a having a panic attack.

The man attempted to force open the rear of the aircraft before several passengers - including Whyte’s brother, Dean - intervened.

6ft 7in Dean rushed over from his seat in economy to be of assistance to the cabin crew. He reportedly grabbed the man in a bearhug and pulled him away while telling him repeatedly to ‘calm down’.

Another person carrying handcuffs came to restrain the man and return him to his seat.

Yeta Odusanya, Anthony Joshuas mother, was among the passengers on board the aircraft as were a number of other members of the AJ vs Ruiz Jr Matchroom team during this scary incident.

The plane was en route to Saudi Arabia for the highly anticipated Anthony Joshua vs Andy Ruiz Jr rematch that takes place on December 7.

Dean was travelling to watch the undercard fight between his brother Dillian and Mariusz Wach.

Dillian Whyte is joined on the undercard by a list of names including Povetkin, Molina, Pacheco, Michael Hunter and Filip Hgrovic.

He said: “It was like something out of a movie.”

“When I got there he was shouting ‘I want to get out’ in broken English.

"I managed to grab him and was preparing to slam him hard if necessary but myself and the steward could see he wasn’t quite right in the head so I held him and tried to calm him down.

"Eventually it worked.”


We can only be thankful that Dean was so quick to act in order to prevent what could have been an horrific situation.

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