Boxer Deontay Wilder was arrested early Tuesday morning in Los Angeles for possession of a concealed weapon.
Officers reportedly smelled marijuana and a 9mm handgun while searching his vehicle.
Deontay Wilder was taken into custody at 1:15 a.m. Tuesday morning and booked on a felony charged of possession of a concealed weapon.
He was later released at 6:34 a.m. after posting a bond of $35,000.
Deontay took to the streets of Twitter to address his arrest writing, “I’d rather be safe than sorry. The End.”
See his original tweet below.
I totally understand the need to protect yourself at all times.
But, Deontay Wilder…you don’t want to end up boxing in the yard with lifers.
If you’re unfamiliar with Deontay…let me be the first to tell you he’s a beast in the boxing ring.
The Tuscaloosa, Alabama native began boxing at the age of 20 and quickly garnered the attention of boxing fans by winning his first 32 professional fights by knockout.
Deontay Wilder secured the name the “Bronze Bomber” after he scooped a bronze medal in the 2008 Olympics.
In 2015, Deontay defeated Germaine Stiverne to become the WBC heavyweight champion.
Deontay’s reign continued until Tyson Fury dominated him in the ring.
Who will Deontay Wilder fight next?
There is chatter about a potential boxing match against England’s Anthony Joshua later this year.