*Mike Tyson literally sprung into action over the weekend when he helped a man lying helplessly in the road following a motorcycle crash.

According to TMZ, Ryan Chesley was en route to Las Vegas when a cab suddenly cut him off and sent him flying off his bike. Luckily for him, the former heavyweight champion of the world had witnessed the crash.

Chesley was sprawled out in the middle of the busy freeway when Tyson — mindful the victim might be in shock — slammed on his brakes and rushed to the man’s side, keeping him calm until paramedics arrived.

Chesley — who has broken bones, muscles, ligaments, nerve damage and needs shoulder surgery — tells TMZ he’s sending Tyson a thank you note and a fruit basket.