More Details on Deontay Wilder’s Arrest in Las Vegas

by David P. Greisman has confirmed that heavyweight prospect Deontay Wilder was arrested Saturday morning in Las Vegas and is facing a felony count of domestic violence-strangulation.

Police were called at about 7:30 a.m. on May 4 for a reported battery at a hotel in the 3700 block of South Las Vegas Boulevard, an area that is known as the famed Las Vegas Strip. Security officers there had a male and a female in custody, according to Laura Meltzer, a spokeswoman for the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department.

The woman had swollen eyebrows, a possibly broken nose, a cut lip, and red marks on her neck, according to officers. She was taken to University Medical Center of Southern Nevada and treated for her injuries.

Wilder was booked into Clark County Detention Center. He’s since been released.

The 27-year-old fighter is coming off his 28th knockout win in 28 fights: an April 27 first-round knockout of aged Olympic gold medalist Audley Harrison.

David P. Greisman is a member of the Boxing Writers Association of America. Follow David on Twitter @fightingwords2 or send questions/comments via email at [email protected]

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User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by Skip Bayless on 07-08-2013

and just like that he is added to my 'active legends' list along with chavez jr

Comment by Ulver on 07-08-2013

[QUOTE=ИATAS;13344151]Looks like all is forgotten with a bit of cash lol. Richard Schaefer arrived at her house with a briefcase full of greenbacks. "Hee nefer hitz you, nein nein nein! You vill, you muscht accept, underschtood?!"[/QUOTE] [B]Ray Donovan[/B] was called…

Comment by Mr. David on 05-09-2013

[QUOTE=New England;13344041]no worries at all, man. no umbrage taken :rofl: you're david greisman?[/QUOTE] Yes, sir. -David

Comment by FeFist on 05-08-2013

[QUOTE=ИATAS;13342141]The ShamWow guy beat up a hooker and did zero time. Granted he got beat up too ::rofl:[/QUOTE] Just googled it, she tried to bite of his tongue. What's the matter with these freaks.

Comment by joe strong on 05-08-2013

sounds like she lasted longer then audley...maybe wilder should go to MMA. tackling audley, choking women, etc...

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