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Ex-Boxing Champ Kassim Ouma

ARRESTED FOR BATTERY

K.O.'s Guy Who Allegedly Made Gay Advances

4/22/2014 12:45 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

Kassim Ouma Arrested

Former pro boxing champ Kassim Ouma was arrested for battery in L.A. on Friday -- after knocking out a man who was allegedly making gay advances toward him ... TMZ Sports has learned.

Law enforcement sources tell us ... the former IBF junior middleweight champion is telling investigators ... he was hanging out in Hollywood early Friday morning when he struck up a conversation with a guy he just met. 

Ouma says the two went back to the other man's home for a drink ... where the guy allegedly made a pass at the boxer. 

We're told ... Ouma claims he politely declined multiple advances ... but says when he got up to leave, the guy made one final move -- and Ouma shoved him away. 

The altercation then escalated ... with Ouma allegedly knocking the guy out cold. 

Cops were called to the scene -- where the victim was treated and transported to a nearby hospital. 

Ouma was ultimately arrested for felony battery causing great bodily harm. 

We tried to contact Ouma for comment -- but he's still behind bars. For more sports stories, check out tmzsports.com!
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People Annoy Me    

Let's add up the clues here, shall we?

-Struck up a conversation with a guy he just met.
-The two went back to the other man's home for a drink.

I...I don't know what he expected... To make friends with a stranger who wanted him to come back to his place for drinks? Isn't that how men pick up women at poorly taste clubs? "Let's go back to my place"

I'm not sure if the drinks were alcoholic or not though so meh.

182 days ago
2.

Dog And Pony    

I guess the guy who got punched in the kisser shouldn't have been hitting on a boxer?

182 days ago
3.

NOT ELMO    

Kassim Ouma was arrested....................HAHAHAHAHA

182 days ago
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NOT ELMO    

Ouma says the two went back to the other man's home for a drink..........IF YOU JUST MET THE MAN AND YOU ARE NOT GAY WHY ARE YOU GOING TO "HIS" HOUSE THEN...........

182 days ago
5.

tgrfan42069    

sounds like to me could be a situation of went back to guys house to do and buy drugs..went wrong..knock out

182 days ago
6.

jimmy d    

kassim is 100 percent correct,hey you don't have to be a homo to go to another guys room ,to have some drinks,i did it a number of times 20 years ago when i was young,to bust out some lines and call female escorts up,but indeed if this guy was trying to get some chocolate kock by all means he deserves a whuppin

182 days ago
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Liem    

Allow me to copy posts of this for the link: http://trantuliem.blogspot.com/2014/04/ex-boxing-champ-kassim-ouma-arrested.html

182 days ago
8.

Machelle    

Mama said knock you out. Ha...I'm not mad at him. If it were a female and she fought off advances from a guy, would she be arrested?

182 days ago
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Celeb Gossip Addict    

I hope we get a follow up story because this one is highly suspect. Isn't Ouma the one who was forced to be a child killing machine in his native country? If so I'd bet he suffers from PTSD. There's no telling what set him off.

182 days ago
10.

Usagi-chan    

Unless the guy making advances was actively stopping dude from leaving he didn't deserve to get knocked out. This is so stupid. You can't go around Punching gay men because they make you uncomfortable.

182 days ago
11.

MILK    

just look at his yellowish feral glare and over-sized nostrils, an upstanding American citizen

182 days ago
12.

Your S&M Girlfriend    

Most of the time straight, gay or other persuasion persons don't hit on someone of interest without a few signals. What's wrong with explaining (in this case) that you're straight and be done with it? His beating down the guy makes me think this is definitely a case of "protesting too much," and he was projecting his own self-hatred onto his victim. Maybe he should just come out and be done with it.

182 days ago
13.

Northwest Airlines    

For those of you that still haven't learned...Black guys loves to beat on women... I don't care how professional they claims to be... If they don't beat they will beat the dick inside somebody else Tiger Woods.

182 days ago
14.

nana    

No means no even in gay language

182 days ago
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Ohiolady    

I agree with most ppl about this .... U don't just meet a stranger and go to their home for "drinks"...(especially now a days) ..... So obviously some facts has been left out.

181 days ago
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