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Boxer Floyd Mayweather Jr. arrested on misdemeanor battery complaint

Updated Friday, Dec. 17, 2010 | 11:07 a.m.

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Floyd Mayweather Jr.

Boxer Floyd Mayweather Jr. was arrested on the Las Vegas Strip late Thursday just before midnight on a misdemeanor battery complaint alleging he poked a security guard in the face several times.

The warrant issued Dec. 8 required Mayweather to turn himself in or face arrest at anytime. He was booked into the Clark County Detention Center, then released on his own recognizance at 10:53 a.m. Friday.

Las Vegas Justice of the Peace Tony Abbatangelo signed the arrest warrant for Mayweather after a Dec. 7 hearing, then immediately recalled it. It was reinstated after prosecutors complained Mayweather had received special treatment.

The battery allegation stems from a Nov. 15 confrontation over parking tickets between the undefeated champion and a security guard outside Mayweather's home.

Mayweather faces a a six-month jail sentence and a $1,000 fine if convicted.

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