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Former light heavyweight champion Antonio Tarver arrested

By Evan Hilbert | CBSSports.com

Antonio Tarver celebrates the light heavyweight title in 2008.
Antonio Tarver celebrates the light heavyweight title in 2008. (Getty Images)

Florida authorities arrested former light heavyweight champion Antonio Tarver Saturday night after the boxer missed a court appearance in Nevada on charges that he passed bad checks.

Tarver, 45, lives in Florida but allegedly wrote a check with insufficient funds in Las Vegas. Clark County (Nev.) authorities then issued a warrant for Tarver's arrest.

He is currently being held $215,425 bond, according to the Associated Press.

A one-time Olympic bronze medalist in 1996, Tarver's career record stands at 30-6.

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