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July 2, 2015

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Strip nightclub bouncer alleges assault by Floyd Mayweather Jr. bodyguard

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Floyd Mayweather Jr.

A Las Vegas nightclub bouncer claims in a new lawsuit he was roughed up and injured by a bodyguard for boxer Floyd Mayweather Jr.

An attorney for Clay Gerling filed suit last week in Clark County District Court against Mayweather and his companies and a John Doe bodyguard charging that Gerling was assaulted Jan. 2 at Drai’s at Bill's Gamblin' Hall & Saloon on the Las Vegas Strip.

The suit said Gerling was working as a security guard and had "carded," or asked for identification from Mayweather and others in his group when an unnamed Mayweather bodyguard grabbed and choked Gerling.

The suit says Gerling suffered injuries to his head and neck that may be permanent as well as "extreme and severe mental anguish."

Attorneys for Mayweather have not yet responded to the suit, which was filed by Las Vegas attorney Donald Kudler and seeks unspecified general and punitive damages, reimbursement of medical expenses and reimbursement for past and present lost earnings.

Last week, Mayweather was accused in a criminal complaint of threatening security guards in his Southern Highlands community south of Las Vegas.

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