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Boxer Floyd Mayweather arrested on battery charge

LAS VEGAS (Reuters) - Boxer Floyd Mayweather Jr was arrested at a Las Vegas casino on a misdemeanor battery charge after he allegedly assaulted a security guard at his gated community, authorities said on Friday.

Las Vegas police arrested Mayweather, 33, at a casino on the Las Vegas strip shortly before midnight local time on Thursday, police spokeswoman Barbara Morgan said.

Mayweather was held overnight at the Clark County Detention Center and released Friday, said Kathy Banto, executive assistant for Clark County assistant district attorney Chris Owens.

Morgan said the arrest warrant was for an outstanding misdemeanor battery charge, alleging that Mayweather assaulted a security guard at his gated community.

(Additional reporting by Mary Wisniewski,Writing by Tim Gaynor, editing by Greg McCune)