Victor Ortiz has been arrested on charges of rape, he reportedly turned himself in after a woman went to the authorities claiming he sexually assaulted her at home in Oxnard, California.
Ortiz was pulled from Sunday’s main event in Ontario, a day after he was charged with rape in Ventura. The famous boxer has been charged with multiple felony counts of sexual assault according to Oxnard police.
The Ventura County Sheriff’s website shows that Ortiz posted $100,000 bail and was released. He faces charges of forcible rape, forcible oral copulation and forcible digital penetration when he appears in court on Oct. 10.
The 31-year old Ortiz held the WBC welterweight belt in 2011 before losing it to Floyd Mayweather Jr. He has a 32-6-3 record with 25 knockouts and is scheduled to face John Molina on Saturday in a 10-round bout in Ontario, California, that is scheduled to air nationally on Fox Sports 1.