Former WBC heavyweight champ Deontay Wilder was detained in Los Angeles for belongings of a hidden weapon. According to a Los Angeles Police Department declaration, Wilder was collared at 1:15 a.m. on Tuesday.
TMZ initially reported the story, stating Wilder was pulled over in Hollywood for a blocked license plate and unlawfully tinted windows. After smelling cannabis, cops browsed the automobile and discovered a pistol, leading to a felony weapon charge. Wilder was launched on a bond of $35,000 later on in the early morning.
Wilder published a brief message on Twitter on Tuesday afternoon, composing, “I’d rather be safe than sorry. The End.”
Wilder’s name has actually appeared in current reports that he might fight fellow previous champ Anthony Joshua later on this year.
Wilder won the very first 40 battles of his profession, making a track record as one of boxing’s hardest pound-for-pound punchers. In December 2018, Wilder battled Tyson Fury for the very first time, with the 2 fighting to a questionable split draw. After getting 2 knockout wins, Wilder rematched Fury, suffering the very first defeat of his profession when Fury stopped him in Round 7 to end Wilder’s WBC title reign that began in January 2015.
In their 3rd fight, Fury once again scored an interruption win. Wilder rebounded from the back-to-back losses to Fury by scoring a first-round knockout of Robert Helenius in October. The knockout of Helenius was Wilder’s 42nd knockout in 43 profession success.