Charges against Deontay Wilder in Los Angeles for carrying a concealed weapon

If Wilder is found guilty, the charge is classified as a felony in California.

Deontay Wilder, a former WBC heavyweight champion, was detained for carrying a concealed weapon in Los Angeles. In accordance with a statement from the Los Angeles Police Department, Wilder was apprehended at 1:15 a.m. on Tuesday.

According to the original claim from TMZ, Wilder was stopped in Hollywood for a blocked license plate and improperly tinted windows. Police searched the car after smelling marijuana and discovered a revolver, leading to a felony weapon charge. Later in the morning, Wilder was released after posting a $35,000 bond.

I’d rather be cautious than sorry, Wilder wrote in a brief tweet he published on Tuesday afternoon. The Finish.

Recent rumors that Wilder would face fellow former champion Anthony Joshua later this year have mentioned Wilder by name.

Wilder developed a reputation as one of boxing’s fiercest punchers pound-for-pound by winning his first 40 contests. Tyson Fury and Deontay Wilder squared up for the first time in December 2018; the fight ended in a contentious split draw. Following two knockout victories, Wilder faced Fury again. Fury stopped Wilder in Round 7, handing Wilder his first career loss and ending his WBC title reign that had begun in January 2015.

In their third encounter, Fury once more prevailed via stoppage. After suffering back-to-back defeats to Fury, Wilder bounced back by defeating Robert Helenius in the first round in October. Helenius was knocked out by Wilder, who now has 43 victories.