Former pro-boxer Kassim Ouma (pictured) was arrested by police and taken to a Los Angeles jail last Friday on battery charges for allegedly giving a man who made gay advances towards him, a beat down, according to TMZ.
The 35-year-old North American Boxing Association (NABA) middleweight champ, who starred in the famed 2008 documentary “Kassim the Dream” about how he was kidnapped by the rebel army in his Ugandan country and trained to be a child soldier at the tender age of 6, told the LAPD he was allegedly hit on by a man whom he thought was straight.
According to Ouma, who returned to boxing last December after a two-year absence, he met the unnamed man when he was hanging out at a Hollywood watering hole after-hours. The men struck up a conversation, and the stranger asked Ouma back to his place for drinks, where he then reportedly made unwelcome advances toward the champ.
Ouma told police investigators that he politely declined the man’s several advances, but when the stranger made a rough final attempt to keep him from leaving, he admitted to shoving him.
TMZ reports that the men got into a violent altercation that resulted in the stranger getting knocked out cold.
Police were summoned to the victim’s residence and he reportedly had to be transported to a nearby hospital for treatment.
Ouma, on the other hand, was arrested, because according to police, he pummeled the victim causing a great number of injuries.
“Kassim the Dream” is reportedly still behind bars.