Mike Tyson responded after his airplane fight went viral.
“Unfortunately, Mr. Tyson had an incident on a flight with an aggressive passenger who began harassing him and threw a water bottle at him while he was in his seat,” Tyson’s rep told TMZ.
A spokesperson for the San Francisco Police Department told ESPN that “officers were dispatched to a physical altercation onboard an airplane” at San Francisco International Airport.
Police did say two subjects were detained and released. One person was treated at the scene for non-life-threatening injuries.
“That subject provided minimal details of the incident and refused to cooperate further with the police investigation,” the officer said.
Witnesses allege that the fan was excited to have Tyson in front of him. But he was too chatty and Mike asked him to be quiet. The man continued talking, Tyson allegedly stood up, turned, and threw several punches to the man’s face and forehead.