According to news in Germany, heavyweight boxing star Tom Schwarz may be sentenced to up to ten years in prison for allegedly fracturing his ex-jaw fiancee’s in three places.
Schwarz, who was knocked out in two rounds by WBC heavyweight champion Tyson Fury in June 2019, is expected to go on trial in May 2020 for the alleged assault.
According to local media, the German fighter was accused of punching former girlfriend Tessa Schimschar in a restaurant parking lot in Germany, and she filed a charge for grievous bodily harm after being admitted to a local hospital with horrific injuries.
“During the dispute, [Schwarz] gave the woman a big punch on the chin, which resulted in several fractures of the lower jaw,” public prosecutor Thomas Kramer is quoted as saying.
It’s unclear whether Schwarz and Schimschar were still together at the time, but according to the German newspaper Bild, they were together from 2016 to 2019 before breaking up.
When the charges were first made, SES Boxing, a German promoter, suspended him.
“We immediately suspended Schwarz after the first details about this procedure and blocked his entry to the training gym,” SES Boxing spokesman Christof Haverkamp said.
“This remains in effect until the incident is fully resolved.
“We reserve the right to take additional steps if necessary. It’s also critical that we show our opposition to all forms of violence!”
Schwarz’s loss to Fury was his first and only loss in a professional career that saw him win 24 times before being stopped by the Gypsy King in Las Vegas.
Following the loss in Sin City, he has since defeated Radek Varak and Ilja Mezencec.