Former world boxing champ Sergey Kovalev arrested for drink-driving in Los Angeles – The Sun

BOXER Sergey Kovalev has been arrested in Los Angeles for driving under the influence early this  morning, according to reports.

The 36-year-old was pulled over at around 2am by the California Highway Patrol, and subsequently arrested and brought into the station to be booked.

According to TMZ, the former light heavyweight champion was released at around 7:35am that same day.

The Russian is also embroiled in another legal battle, accused of assaulting Jamie Frontz.

It is alleged that the boxer attacked Frontz after she rejected his sexual advances.

Kovalev denies the charge, pleading not guilty to the attack.

If convicted, he could find himself facing up to four years in prison.

Frontz last month revealed that she needed a metal plate in her neck after the alleged attack.

She claims he punched her with a closed fist after she denied his sexual advances and was preparing to ask him to leave her rented cabin.

She also said Kovalev's alleged assault required four major surgeries to fix and was left needing a plate and four screws in her neck, and a nose reconstruction.

The former champion was last in the ring back in November when he fought Canelo Alvarez in Las Vegas.

The Mexican knocked him out in the 11th round, claiming his WBO light heavyweight title in the process.

Kovalev had previously won the title back from Eleider Alvarez in February 2019, before successfully defending it against Brit Anthony Yarde last summer.

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