Boxer Jermain Taylor may be known for attacking his opponents inside of the ring, but now he has been alleged to be an aggressor outside of the ropes, too.
According to the Associated Press, the middleweight champ is facing assault charges after allegedly threatening to kill a family at gunpoint on Monday during a Martin Luther King, Jr. Day parade in Little Rock, AR.
Victims Thelton and Toya Smith told police that the 36-year-old became angry after his championship belt fell to the ground while he was posing for a photo with their five-year-old son.
That’s when Taylor allegedly became enraged and threatened to kill the Smiths and their three children, pointing a gun at them and firing shots into the air.
Taylor now faces five counts of aggravated assault charges, three counts of endangering the welfare of a minor and one count of drug possession.
His latest brush with the law is on a list of = existing accusations stemming from last year – one in which Taylor reportedly shot his cousin and assaulted another man.
The boxer was scheduled to battle Sergio Mora on Feb. 6 to defend his International Boxing Federation (IBF) title, but the fight has since been cancelled.
He’s pleaded not guilty to his current charges, and was released from jail Tuesday on a bond of $50,000.