Dillian Whyte’s brother came to the rescue as a man tried to open plane doors mid-air on a flight to Saudi Arabia.
Dean Whyte was one of the men that intervened as the individual – who was reportedly suffering a panic attack – attempted to prise the door open.
Dillian was on board the flight as he prepares to fight on the undercard of Anthony Joshua’s highly-anticipated rematch with Andy Ruiz Jr.
AJ’s mum Yeta Odusanya was also on board the flight from Heathrow to Riyadh on Monday night.
Dean pulled the man away from the door after hearing the commotion on the aircraft, according to a report in the Guardian.
Staff ran to assist with handcuffs while one passenger apparently felt Dean and the other passengers that had intervened had “saved everyone’s lives”.
A spokesperson said: “Our cabin crew cared for a customer who suffered from a panic attack during the flight.
“We are sorry for any concern this caused our customers.”
British Airways confirmed that the door could not have been opened mid-flight so passengers could not have been harmed in that way.
Dillian Whyte was sat away from his brother as he was in business class with his team and Dean was in economy.
Some Matchroom Sport staff were also on the flight to the event they are promoting.
Whyte will take on Mariusz Wach prior to Joshua’s rematch with Ruiz on Saturday night.
AJ is bidding to reclaim the WBA, IBF and WBO heavyweight titles he lost to Ruiz in a spectacular upset in June this year.