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Boxer Victor Ortiz Kicks Kenny Chesney Fan In The Head At Concert, Police Say

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Victor Ortiz (Photo by Joe Scarnici/Getty Images)
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Boxer-turned-actor Victor Ortiz and his brother were arrested for allegedly attacking a man at Kenny Chesney's Rose Bowl concert this past weekend.

The former WBC welterweight champion and his brother Cuahthemoc Ortiz got into an argument with another Chesney concertgoer on Saturday night, reports the L.A. Times. The fight quickly became physical as Cuahthemoc Ortiz punched the unnamed 24-year-old man, who then fell to the ground. Victor Ortiz then allegedly kicked the man in the head while he was down, according to Pasadena police Lt. Tracey Ibarra. The brothers then walked away, but were stopped by police before they left the concert venue.

The Southpaw star and former Dancing With The Stars contestant was taken into custody along with his brother, on suspicion of assault with a deadly weapon, which we can only assume is Victor's foot. The man who was attacked was taken to a nearby hospital to be treated for injuries. The brothers were later released from custody on $30,000 bail each and will appear in court in August.

Police are still investigating the alleged assault, though Pasadena police say the charges against the siblings will depend on the severity of the man's injuries. The cause of the altercation at the concert is still unknown.