Butte boxer arrested during match

2011-07-22T13:35:00Z Butte boxer arrested during matchBy JOHN GRANT EMEIGH Montana Standard The Billings Gazette

BUTTE -- Butte police helped win a second-round TKO by arresting one of the boxers during a match on Thursday evening.

Police arrested 36-year-old Brock Aleksich after the second round of the Club Boxing match during Evel Knievel Days when he allegedly made repeated obscene gestures to the large crowd. Aleksich of Butte faces a possible misdemeanor charge of disorderly conduct.

Aleksich was boxing Bobby Moreno of Butte just after 9 p.m. in an outdoor ring at Galena and Wyoming, when many in the audience started chanting Moreno's name in the first round. During a break in the fight, Aleksich removed his gloves and made the obscene hand gesture to the crowd, according to the police report

In the break before the second round, officers on scene came to Aleksich's corner and warned him not to do that again or he would be arrested. Officers were concerned that his actions could cause the crowd to become rowdy and create a disturbance, according to the report.

Police allege Aleksich made an obscene gesture to the crowd again during a break in the fighting in the second round.

Before the start of the third round, Aleksich was informed he was being arrested and was escorted out of the ring by boxing staff. Aleksich was arrested without incident by awaiting officers outside the ring. He was released on bond from jail early Friday morning.

Moreno, who appeared to be winning the fight, was awarded a TKO.

Aleksich appeared to be clowning around before the fight by dancing flexing his muscles. He wore a T-shirt during the fight that had "Suck my Obama" written on the front.

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