Boxer Sergey Kovalev has had another run-in with the law, as the former light heavyweight champion was arrested for driving under the influence in Los Angeles over the weekend.
He was released on his own recognizance around 7:35am local time about five hours after being pulled over by California Highway Patrol, according to TMZ.
Los Angeles Police and local courts did not immediately respond to the Daily Mail's request for comment, and not much is currently known about the incident. Kovalev spokesman Ed Keenan declined to comment when asked to confirm or deny the TMZ report.
Boxer Sergey Kovalev was reportedly arrested for driving under the influence in Los Angeles
Kovalev's mounting legal problems began in 2018, he was accused of beating a woman in Big Bear, California.
He's currently being sued by the woman, Jamie Frontz, because, she claims, he failed to pay the full $650,000 settlement they agreed upon in exchange for her decision to drop the initial $8 million lawsuit.
According to TMZ, Frontz and Kovalev agreed to the $650,000 amount in 2018 after he and a friend allegedly assaulted her and her dog in Big Bear. After paying one $250,000 installment, Kovalev has allegedly neglected to follow through on the final two payments.
Kovalev, 36, was arrested for assault with a deadly weapon in June of 2018 after reportedly leaving Frontz with a broken nose, a concussion, and displaced disc in her neck. He has since denied the accusations on Instagram, warning his followers 'not to make hasty conclusions on the situation.'
Following his arrest, the former unified light heavyweight champion pleaded innocent to the charges. The case is still pending and he faces up to four years in prison if convicted. Kovalev recently switched attorneys, and on January 7, the upcoming trial was postponed. The next pre-trial hearing is on April 8.
Frontz reportedly rejected the married Kovalev's sexual advances at a party before he and a friend followed her to her cabin, where she was allegedly assaulted.
She filed a notice of rescission earlier this month, the Daily Mail has learned, ostensibly to void their prior settlement agreement. In July, a San Bernardino (California) judge ordered both parties to begin mediation.
Jamie Frontz (right) and Sergey Kovalev (left) agreed to the $650,000 amount in 2018 after he and a friend allegedly assaulted her and her dog in Big Bear, California . After paying one $250,000 installment, Kovalev has allegedly refused to follow through on the final two payments. She identified herself publicly in an Instagram post in which she