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Mike Tyson faces misdemeanor battery charges for photographer fight at LAX

Mike Tyson cannot catch a break. largely from himself, it turns out.

Just after he spent time straightening up http://www.oprah.com/dated/oprahshow/oprahshow-20090912-mike-tyson and playing rock star to crowds in India, the law is once again in his life.

Police say the ear-chomping boxer has been detained on suspicion of battery following an alleged altercation with a photographer at Los Angeles International Airport.

The photographer has accused Tyson of hitting him, causing him to fall to the ground and cut his forehead. He’s being treated at a hospital.

Holcomb says The cops say both Tyson and the photographer want to press charges for misdemeanor battery and that Tyson has been compliant and cooperative with officers and is currently waiting in a holding cell at the airport.