Former world light-middleweight champion Travis Simms was zapped
with a stun gun and arrested on Sunday evening.
The 41-year-old, who held the WBA bauble on two occasions
between 2003 and 2007, refused to leave a disturbance and hurled
abuse at police officers before he was taken into custody.
Since retiring from the sport in 2009, Simms has worked as a
councillor in Norwalk, Connecticut but no faces charges including
breach of the peace.
Police say the former boxer among a group that refused to leave
a large disturbance involving the widow of his adopted brother.
It is alleged that he screamed at the officers and strongly
resisted when they tried to handcuff him, so the stun gun was used
so that he could be restrained.
Simms is out on a $1,000 bail but is refusing to comment on the