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CLEARWATER, Fla. (AP) — A former world champion boxer was arrested in Florida on a warrant issued by Nevada authorities.

The Florida Highway Patrol arrested Antonio Tarver on Saturday night after a traffic stop.

Officials say the 45-year-old Tarver was arrested on a warrant failure to appear out of Clark County, Nevada. He is being held on $215,425 bail. Is unclear whether he has retained an attorney.

Jail records show that Tarver, who lives in the Tampa Bay area, was charged in Nevada with passing a worthless check.

His professional career includes 30 victories and six losses. He also won a bronze medal at the Atlanta Olympics.

Tarver played a heavyweight boxer in the 2006 movie "Rocky Balboa" and has served as a commentator for Showtime Sports Boxing.

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