Nevada police arrested undefeated fighter Floyd Mayweather Dec. 16 after a state judge reinstated a month-old arrest warrant for battery charges.
Mayweather was arrested at the Bellagio resort on the Las Vegas strip, held overnight at the Clark County jail on a misdemeanor battery warrant and released on personal recognizance Dec. 17.
The arrest stems from a Nov. 15 incident involving a private security guard who, according to police, was poked repeatedly by Mayweather in the cheek with a finger during a confrontation over parking tickets, according to TheGrio.com
The warrant issued Dec. 8 by a justice of the peace was re-instated Dec. 13 after prosecutors complained Mayweather was receiving special treatment, according to an account on The Huffington Post.
The arrest over a misdemeanor is only the latest in a string of confrontations with the law for one of boxing’s richest and most recognizable competitors.
The 33 year-old is set to appear in court Dec. 21 on the battery charge, according to his lawyer, who added that his client is not guilty of the crime. He also faces a Jan. 24 court date for allegedly striking the mother of his three children and threatening the children.
Mayweather, title-holder in five boxing divisions, has drawn criticism for not fighting seven-division world champion Manny Pacquiao.