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Ex-middleweight champion Jermain Taylor held over knife assault claim

Police in Arkansas said the 40-year-old has been charged with third-degree domestic battery and aggravated assault.

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Jermain Taylor in action against Carl Froch

Jermain Taylor in action against Carl Froch

Jermain Taylor in action against Carl Froch

Former world middleweight boxing champion Jermain Taylor has been arrested after police allege he punched a woman, held a knife to her throat and threatened to kill her.

Police in Little Rock, Arkansas, said they were called to Taylor’s home on Wednesday afternoon in regard to a disturbance with a weapon.

The 40-year-old has been charged with third-degree domestic battery and aggravated assault on a family or household member.

He has been booked into Pulaski County Jail without bond.

Earlier this month, prosecutors dropped domestic violence charges against him dating to last summer, when he was accused of biting a woman and threatening her life.

In May 2016, he was given a suspended sentence for a series of incidents between August 2014 and May 2015, including for shooting a cousin in the leg.

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