(KTLA-TV)

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LOS ANGELES -- Prosecutors have decided not to prosecute former heavyweight champion Mike Tyson following a scuffle at LAX with a celebrity photographer.

Tyson was arrested on a battery charge in November after the boxer and a paparazzo got into physical altercation at the United Airlines ticket counter at Terminal 7. The photographer suffered a "minor laceration to the forehead" and was treated at a hospital.

The L.A. City Attorney officially rejected the case against Tyson Thursday, claiming insufficient evidence, according to L.A. City Attorney spokesman Frank Mateljan. Attorneys have also refused to prosecute the photographer.

The boxer was traveling with his wife and 10-month-old child when he said he was attacked by an overly aggressive paparazzo, identified as Tony Echeverria. Tyson said he acted in self-defense to protect his child. Tyson told police the photographer struck him in an attempt to provoke him, and Tyson then allegedly punched him and grabbed his camera.

Echeverria told police Tyson hit him and he went down.

The photographer said in an interview that he was struck four times and blood was "gushing like a water fountain."

Both men made cross complaints against each other for misdemeanor battery, and each man placed the other under citizen's arrest, Holcomb said.

Tyson's attorney, Shawn Chapman Holley, says prosecutors made the right decision. She says the decision is "a small victory for those who continue to be harassed, annoyed and even stalked by the paparazzi."

Meantime -- officials in Arizona said Tyson will not have his probation revoked following the Los Angeles City Attorney's decision. Authorities said after Tyson's November arrest that they were watching the case to see if the former boxer should be sent to jail for violating probation in a 2007 drug case.

Zach Dal Pra, chief deputy of the Maricopa County Adult Probation Department, says his office has to show evidence of a newer crime to revoke probation in Arizona.

Brooklyn-born Tyson became the world's youngest heavyweight champion, winning the WBC title in 1986 when he was 20 years old. He was known for his fierce style and his juvenile record as a street tough.

His career peaked in the late 1980s, and his personal life took center stage. He was convicted of rape in 1992 and spent about three years in prison..

"Iron Mike," as he was known, tried to make a comeback in the mid 1990s but was beaten by Evander Holyfield. In a 1997 rematch, Tyson was disqualified for biting off a piece of Holyfield's ear.

Earlier this year, Tyson's 4-year-old daughter, Exodus, died after she got tangled in a cord dangling from a treadmill.