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Boxer Floyd Mayweather Jr. arrested on battery charge

By the CNN Wire Staff
Mayweather is facing a battle outside of the ring after being held on a battery charge.
Mayweather is facing a battle outside of the ring after being held on a battery charge.
STORY HIGHLIGHTS
  • Boxer was arrested on a misdemeanor battery charge, police say
  • He is accused of assaulting a security guard at his housing complex
  • Mayweather is scheduled to appear in court Tuesday
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(CNN) -- 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 housing complex, a police official said Friday.

Mayweather was arrested just before midnight Thursday, police spokeswoman Barbara Morgan said.

He was released from the Clark County Detention Center on Friday, police said, and is expected to appear in court Tuesday, according to Clark County court spokeswoman Jillian Prieto.

Mayweather's legal representation declined to comment.

He last fought in May, beating Shane Mosley, but has since been embroiled in domestic violence claims from his former girlfriend. He faces criminal charges in court in January.

Mayweather is represented by Oscar De La Hoya's Golden Boy Promotions but has been linked with legendary entrepreneur Don King.