Boxer ANTONIO TARVER was taken into custody on Saturday (01Mar14) after police officers in Florida discovered an outstanding warrant for his arrest during a traffic stop.

The former world champion fighter was pulled over by Florida Highway Patrol officers near Tampa for a tag violation, and while running his records, the cops discovered the warrant for jumping bail and failure to appear in court in Clark County, Nevada.

According to documents obtained by editors at, Tarver's legal problems stem from debts owed to bosses at the Wynn hotel in Las Vegas, where the boxer had a gambling marker. He allegedly breached their contract by doling out bad cheques.

Tarver, who also starred as heavyweight champion Mason 'The Line' Dixon in 2006's Rocky Balboa opposite Sylvester Stallone, is currently being held without bail.