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Antonio Tarver arrested over $200,000 gambling debt

Antonio Tarver's in the news, but he'd probably rather not be.

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Scott Christ is the managing editor of Bad Left Hook and has been covering boxing for SB Nation since 2006.

Former light heavyweight champion Antonio Tarver was arrested in Florida over the weekend on a warrant out of Nevada due to gambling debts at Wynn Las Vegas. Here's TMZ's full story:

Tarver is the target of a criminal investigation for allegedly not settling several gambling markers he took at the Wynn during a 4-day gambling binge in July 2012.

According to the Wynn, Tarver took out $50k on July 24, 2012 ... another $50k on July 26 ... and $100k on July 27 ... totaling $200k.

Besides the criminal investigation, Wynn is also suing Tarver for the cash in civil court in Nevada ... the same way he went after Joe Francis when the "Girls Gone Wild" honcho flaked on a $2 MILLION marker.

Tarver, 45, last fought in November, easily defeating Mike Sheppard in a heavyweight club fight on FOX Sports 1, promoted by Golden Boy. He currently has no next fight date set, but he might want to get one.

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