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Championship Boxer Kassim Ouma Charged With Felony Battery Over Unwanted Gay Advances

Former middleweight boxing champion Kassim Ouma has reportedly been charged with felony battery for assault a man who made unwanted sexual advances on him in Los Angeles.

Kassim_oumaTMZ reports:

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.

The blog Rod 2.0 adds:

Ouma has a very compelling personal story and is the subject of the 2008 documentary Kassim the Dream. He was kidnapped at 6-years-old and forced to become a child soldier for the rebel army under the leadership of Yoweri Museveni—who later become Uganda's president and has remained in that position 1986. Ouma was drafted into the army as a teenager, became a boxer in the army's amateur team and applied for political asylum in the United States when he was 18-years-old. Ouma later became the International Boxing Champion Junior Middleweight world champion.

Ouma remains behind bars for the time being.

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  1. Or maybe just got feet? Regardless, he is where he should be for committing assault. In prison.

    Posted by: ChrisQ | Apr 25, 2014 10:16:15 AM

  2. Make that cold feet LOL

    Posted by: ChrisQ | Apr 25, 2014 10:16:27 AM

  3. hmmm go to a stranger's house you just met for a drink....and the same an area known for gay people, what do u expect..the guy wanted to play cards???

    Posted by: disgusted merican | Apr 25, 2014 11:00:20 AM

  4. Yeah, this story isn't adding up.

    Meet a gay guy in Hollywood, go over to his house for "drinks" and then....

    Posted by: Michael | Apr 25, 2014 11:36:45 AM

  5. More "Gay Panic"... another gay closet case. I swear, if women were allowed to punch out every idiot that ever made advances, the streets would be littered w/ men.

    That said, investigate. If his story holds-up, so be it, but like most people in the universe, I'm dubious.

    Posted by: pete n sfo | Apr 25, 2014 11:56:09 AM

  6. See, that's the one thing I love about being a 56 year old queen: I am NEVER bringing a piece of trade into my home again--even if he has muscles all over his body...NEVER, EVER again (I hope).

    Posted by: Derrick from Philly | Apr 25, 2014 12:22:56 PM

  7. Horrible life. Poor guy.

    Posted by: Rowan | Apr 25, 2014 12:26:20 PM

  8. The boxer seems cool in interviews, sweet gentle sensitive guy. Child soldier nightmare background. This incident, I don't know, an alcohol etc. mess maybe; facts lookin' kinda blurry. Sometimes a guy can come on a little rough you know, like, without respect, like you're a piece of meat. Need to show a little tenderness toward lost boys or better not play with them at all. Never assume he knows the soulless drill.

    Posted by: JD | Apr 25, 2014 3:28:54 PM

  9. Hey Derrick...the last "piece of trade" I brought home at 33...and kept him here all this time. We're both 62 now and he's still duck-taped in the bedroom. He serves me well to this day...just not as often!

    Posted by: Paul B. | Apr 25, 2014 8:32:04 PM

  10. Throw this homophobic hood rat in jail

    Posted by: Mark | Apr 26, 2014 12:00:27 AM

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