American Antonio Tarver shows off his new IBO cruiserweight belt after he defeated champion Danny Green of Australia at the Entertainment Center in Sydney, Australia, Wednesday, July 20, 2011. Tarver won the bout after Green’s corner would not allow the fighter to start the 10th round.
A former world champion boxer was arrested in Florida on a warrant issued by Nevada authorities.
The Florida Highway Patrol arrested Antonio Tarver on Saturday night after a traffic stop.
Officials say the 45-year-old Tarver was arrested on a warrant failure to appear out of Clark County, Nevada. He is being held on $215,425 bail. Is unclear whether he has retained an attorney.
Jail records show that Tarver, who lives in the Tampa Bay area, was charged in Nevada with passing a worthless check.
His professional career includes 30 victories and six losses. He also won a bronze medal at the Atlanta Olympics.
Tarver played a heavyweight boxer in the 2006 movie “Rocky Balboa” and has served as a commentator for Showtime Sports Boxing.