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More Details on Deontay Wilder’s Arrest in Las Vegas

by David P. Greisman

BoxingScene.com 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 fightingwords1@gmail.com

User Comments and Feedback
Comment by DougalDylan on 05-11-2019

She out boxed him for a few rounds but he caught up with her eventually, best opponent so far.

Comment by McNulty on 02-11-2019

Didn't know this!

Comment by champion4ever on 02-11-2019

Man who bumped this s[COLOR="Black"]hi[/COLOR]t? I thought this was recent :lol1:

Comment by Golden Boi 360 on 02-11-2019

Damn, I don't even remember this. People bumping this after 6 years though lol

Comment by LoadedWraps on 02-10-2019

[QUOTE=Robbie Barrett;19502732]Interesting....[/QUOTE] [FONT="Comic Sans MS"][COLOR="Red"]Fury isn't a classless lowlife like Wilder. The people's champ.[/COLOR][/FONT]

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