Boxer Floyd Mayweather arrested on battery charge

Last Updated: Dec 18, 2010, 09:42 AM IST

Las Vegas: Boxer Floyd Mayweather Jr was arrested at a Las Vegas casino on a misdemeanor battery charge after he allegedly assaulted a security guard at his gated community, authorities said on Friday.

Las Vegas police arrested Mayweather, 33, at a casino on the Las Vegas strip shortly before midnight local time on Thursday, police spokeswoman Barbara Morgan said.

Mayweather was held overnight at the Clark County Detention Center and released Friday, said Kathy Banto, executive assistant for Clark County assistant district attorney Chris Owens.

Mayweather, who battered his way to nine world titles in five weight divisions, is due to appear in court Tuesday at 8 am, Banto said. Earlier, Las Vegas police had given the court date as Monday.

Morgan said the arrest warrant was for an outstanding misdemeanor battery charge, alleging that Mayweather assaulted a security guard at his gated community.

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