Pro Boxer Robert Easter Jr. Charged with Assault; Accused of Punching a Woman

Rob Goldberg@@TheRobGoldbergFeatured Columnist IVAugust 8, 2021

Robert Easter Jr., left, throws a left at Javier Fortuna during the ninth round of an IBF lightweight championship boxing match Saturday, Jan. 20, 2018, in New York. Easter won the fight. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II)
AP Photo/Frank Franklin II

Boxer Robert Easter Jr. was charged with assault after allegedly punching a woman Saturday morning, per WTVG.

According to court records, Easter is accused of punching a woman and causing her to lose consciousness. The officer who responded to the scene said the woman had a split lip and a chipped tooth.

The 30-year-old was the IBF lightweight champion from 2016 to 2018.

Per WTOL, he has been charged with simple assault, which is a first-degree misdemeanor, and a warrant has been issued for his arrest.

As of Saturday afternoon, he was not in custody.