Arrest Made In Habazin Trainer Assault
Less than two weeks after a man assaulted the trainer of Ivana Habazin, the alleged perpetrator has been arrested on a felony assault charge.
During the weigh-in for Habazin’s fight against Flint, Michigan native Claressa Shields, Habazin’s trainer Bashir Ali was sucker-punched by someone alleged to be a part of Shields’ camp, sending Ali to the ground and not only causing a laceration but knocking the trainer out cold.
First reported by Detroit News, Artis Mack, 28, has been charged with assault with intent to do great bodily harm less than murder for the October 4th incident that sent Ali to the hospital and canceled the much-anticipated homecoming for Shields, who was looking to make history as the fastest fighter in history to win three world titles in as many weight classes.
The Genesee County Prosecutor’s Office announced Mack’s arrest on Wednesday, with Prosecutor David Leyton stating Mack was spotted by Flint police fleeing the scene, with the officer apprehending Mack in a nearby neighborhood.