Los Angeles - Former middleweight world champion Jermain
Taylor was arrested by police in Arkansas on Tuesday after allegations of
biting and threatening to kill a woman.
A statement from Maumelle Police Department said the
38-year-old former undisputed world champion was detained at his home just
Taylor was detained after allegedly biting a woman at the
address several times.
The woman used pepper spray on Taylor, who chased her from
the home and threatened to kill her, police said.
Taylor has been charged with misdemeanour battery and the
felony offence of first degree terroristic threatening.
The latest brush with the law could have serious
implications for Taylor, who was given a suspended sentence of 19 years last
year following a 2014 shooting at his home that injured a cousin.
Taylor, who in 2005 ended Bernard Hopkins' reign as world
middleweight champion, has not fought since winning the IBF middleweight title
in a bout against Australia's Sam Soliman in 2014.
He was later stripped of the belt because of his on-going