No criminal charges for Mike Tyson for punching airplane passenger

No criminal charges for Mike Tyson for punching airplane passenger

Officials will not file criminal charges against former heavyweight champion Mike Tyson after he was recorded on video punching a fellow first-class passenger aboard a plane at San Francisco International Airport last month.

Officials will not file criminal charges against former heavyweight champion Mike Tyson after he was recorded on video punching a fellow first-class passenger aboard a plane at San Francisco International Airport last month.

The video published by TMZ does not show the entire incident. The water bottle was not visible in the footage.

The video published by TMZ does not show the entire incident. The water bottle was not visible in the footage.

Tyson became the youngest heavyweight champion in history in 1987 at the age of 20. During his career he won 50 victories, of which 44 by knockout.

Tyson became the youngest heavyweight champion in history in 1987 at the age of 20. During his career he won 50 victories, of which 44 by knockout.

Tyson was briefly barred from boxing in 1997 after infamously biting off a part of Evander Holyfield's ear during a fight.

Tyson was briefly barred from boxing in 1997 after infamously biting off a part of Evander Holyfield's ear during a fight.

Wagstaff told CNN that both of those involved requested that charges not be filed in the case.

Wagstaff told CNN that both of those involved requested that charges not be filed in the case.

CNN has reached out to representatives for Tyson and Townsend for comment.

CNN has reached out to representatives for Tyson and Townsend for comment.