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Boxing legend, Mike Tyson, will not face criminal charges stemming from his airplane altercation with a fellow passenger.

According to TMZ, the San Mateo County District Attorney said on Monday morning that because of the conduct of the victim leading up to the incident, no charges will be filed against either.

This is exciting news and a big deal for Mike Tyson because he had been facing the possibility of multiple criminal charges after he punched a man repeatedly in the face at SFO on a JetBlue plane on April 20.


Representatives for Tyson claimed that the man threw a water bottle at him and annoyed him repeatedly prior to the attack.

An attorney for the man, meanwhile, had argued no bottle was thrown and blamed the incident on his client being, "overly excited."

Stephen Wagstaffe, the San Mateo County D.A., told TMZ that ultimately neither Tyson nor the man wanted to go to court over it all.


Wagstaffe added that they believed there were more serious cases his office should be prosecuted regardless.

"We thank San Mateo District Attorney Stephen Wagstaffe, the San Mateo County Sheriff, and all law enforcement agencies involved in this investigation for their careful, diligent, and professional work," said Tyson's attorneys, David Z. Chesnoff, Richard A. Schonfeld and Martin A. Sabelli.

Since the attack, Tyson has been seen in public repeatedly smiling with fans, taking pictures with supporters, and even smoking marijuana with Ric Flair and Rick Ross.

Tyson is considered to be one of the greatest heavyweight boxers of all time.

He reigned as the undisputed world heavyweight champion from 1987 to 1990.

Tyson won his first 19 professional fights by knockout, 12 of them in the first round.

Claiming his first belt at 20 years, four months, and 22 days old, Tyson holds the record as the youngest boxer ever to win a heavyweight title.

He was the first heavyweight boxer to simultaneously hold the WBA, WBC and IBF titles, as well as the only heavyweight to unify them in succession.

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