Boxing legend Michael Nunn released from prison
Former two-division champion Michael Nunn is released from prison after serving fifteen years!
In a career that spanned from 1984-2002, he held the IBF and the WBA titles at middleweight and super middleweight respectively.
Furthermore, he fought the likes of James Toney, Iran Barkley, Marlon Starling, Sumbu Kalambay and Donald Curry among others. A career that many feel should’ve led him into the international boxing hall of fame.
Seven months after his final bout in January 2002, Nunn was arrested after buying one kilogram of cocaine from an undercover agent. He was charged with conspiracy to distribute cocaine.
Due to his prior drug trafficking history, the judge sentenced him to 292 months (24 years) to be served in federal prison. However, he received an early release due to good behavior.
Now a free man, it’ll be interesting to see if Nunn will come back to the sport of boxing in some form. Moreover, if he’ll finally take his rightful place into the boxing Hall of Fame!
By: Jerrell Fletcher