Deontay Wilder is ‘ARRESTED’ after police ‘find a gun and drugs in his Rolls Royce after pulling the former heavyweight champion over’… throwing Anthony Joshua negotiations into doubt
- Wilder is said to have been arrested at 1:15am on Tuesday morning in Hollywood
- He also reportedly had illegally tinted windows and an obstructed number plate
- Wilder and Joshua seemed set to face off in December amid reported talks
Deontay Wilder was arrested and jailed on Tuesday, according to reports.
The former world heavyweight boxing champion is said to have been locked up after a group of police officers allegedly found a gun in his vehicle.
He was reportedly been pulled over by LAPD police while driving his Rolls Royce at 1:15am on Tuesday morning in Hollywood.
They then reportedly discovered the 9mm pistol in the 37-year-old’s car. He tweeted, seemingly addressing the incident, on Tuesday afternoon, posting: : ‘I’d rather be safe than sorry. The End.’
Deontay Wilder was reportedly arrested and charge with possession of a concealed weapon
Police are said to have found a 9mm pistol in his car on Tuesday morning, as well as drugs
Wilder appeared to address the apparent arrest on his Twitter account on Tuesday afternoon
It’s said the boxer, who boasts a professional record of 43 wins from 46 fights, was bonded out of prison at 6:34am for just over £28,000.
He is said to have been taken into custody on the charge of possession of a concealed weapon, and was reportedly ‘cooperative and nice’ during the arrest.
According the The Mirror, Wilder was booked at 3:13am, meaning he spent just over three hours behind bars.
He has since reportedly had a court date of May 23 set in Los Angeles, where he could face a felony charge and be fined up to just over £8,000.
It’s now unclear what is next for Wilder in terms of both his career and personal life.
Wilder seemed set to face Britain’s Anthony Joshua (right) in a bout later on this year
He seemed set to face Anthony Joshua in December in a heavyweight bout for the ages, but that could now be up in the air following the arrest.
The two camps have reportedly been in negotiations over a bout, but they may now have hot a stumbling block.
Wilder lost twice to Tyson Fury in recent fight as he lost his world title, before bouncing back with a win against Robert Helenius in October.
It has been suggested he could face Fury again in an attempt to regain his WBC title, but that looks unlikely.