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Prosecutor rejects charges after ex-boxing champion Wilfredo Gomez detained in Puerto Rico

FILE - This November 1982 file photo shows former three-time boxing champion Wilfredo Gomez in New Orleans. Police said in a statement Saturday, April 18, 2015, that the 58-year-old boxer was detained for investigation of domestic violence. No charges have been filed. (AP Photo, File)

FILE - This November 1982 file photo shows former three-time boxing champion Wilfredo Gomez in New Orleans. Police said in a statement Saturday, April 18, 2015, that the 58-year-old boxer was detained for investigation of domestic violence. No charges have been filed. (AP Photo, File)  (The Associated Press)

Former three-time boxing champion Wilfredo Gomez will not face any charges after police detained him Saturday while investigating allegations of domestic violence, authorities said.

Police said prosecutor Linette Velazquez ordered them to not file any charges against Gomez after finding there was no cause for arrest based on what his partner later told officials.

Gomez had been detained at a home in the capital of San Juan.

He has held the World Boxing Council super-bantamweight and featherweight titles and the world junior lightweight crown.

He has had previous run-ins with police, including a 1994 arrest on charges of domestic violence and buying cocaine.