Advertisement
Advertisement

Boxer Arrested After FBI Takes Cutman’s Q-Tip For DNA

by David P. Greisman

Martin Tucker’s latest win might also prove to be the night that led to his greatest defeat.

That’s because the FBI suspected the junior welterweight of being one of three men who robbed a bank in Michigan back in 2009. Nearly three years later, an investigator watched Tucker win a four-rounder over Devarise Clayton, and then seized a Q-tip that Tucker’s corner man had inserted in the fighter’s bloody nose, according to The Detroit News.

DNA from the Q-Tip apparently matched that of a ski mask police found after tracking down the vehicle used in the robbery. The mask was among evidence found in a wooded nearby, the newspaper said.

Tucker was arrested just this Tuesday, according to the article. Another suspect was arrested last year.

April’s fight was Tucker’s first win in his past seven fights, but years ago he had put together an impressive batch of victories, taking a decision over Rashad Holloway very early in Holloway’s career, winning a split decision over tough gatekeeper Doel Carrasquillo and then beating then-undefeated prospect Michael Torres.

Tucker’s win over Torres, who was 13-0 at the time, was chronicled in this fantastic article by BoxingScene’s own Thomas Gerbasi:

http://www.boxingscene.com/martin-tucker-underdog-bites-back--22862

After beating Torres, Tucker lost to several recognizable names: Lanard Lane, Sharif Bogere, Ivan Popoca and Nick Casal.

The 32-year-old is now 8-10 with 3 knockouts. His boxing career is suddenly the least of his worries, though.

David P. Greisman is a member of the Boxing Writers Association of America. Follow David on Twitter @fightingwords2 or send questions/comments via email at [email protected].

Tags:
User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by TaurusJ27 on 07-18-2012

Someone in Hollywood is going to use this for a episode for some tv drama or possibly some movie.

Comment by bojangles1987 on 07-18-2012

LMFAO. :rofl::rofl:

Comment by CHOWWOKKA on 07-18-2012

[QUOTE=Brickfist;12350122]why didnt he burn the mask and vehicle ? anyone who watches tv knows to do that[/QUOTE] That's like bank robbery 101....Amateurs.

Comment by Infamous on 07-18-2012

[QUOTE=Brickfist;12350122]why didnt he burn the mask and vehicle ?[B] anyone who watches tv knows to do that[/B][/QUOTE] Anyone who has ever robbed someone in real life, knows the **** that happens on TV isn't real... He could have at least…

Comment by Brickfist on 07-18-2012

why didnt he burn the mask and vehicle ? anyone who watches tv knows to do that

Post a Comment - View More User Comments (12)
Top Headlines Abel Ramos Breaks Down Juan Jesus Rivera in Six Rounds Edwards Gaining Steam in Camp as Casimero Bout Nears "Fighting Words" - Guerrero, Angulo and the Right Time To Go Canelo: Ready To Face Golovkin? He Has To Be Ready For Me! Two Olympians Investigated For Gambling Allegations in Rio Sammy Valentin Joins WBO Drug Free Kids Movement In Tampa Canelo, Smith No Longer VADA Testing - No Cause For Concern Peralta: I Was a Sad Cab Driver, Now I'm a Happy Boxer Hasanboy Dusmatov Denies Promotional Deal, Eyes Olympics Video: J. Mayweather Discusses Gennady Golovkin vs. Kell Brook Video: Badou Jack Talks James DeGale Unification, More Photos: Shakur Stevenson Sports TMT Hat at Homecoming Parade Video: J. Mayweather Discusses Mayweather vs. Pacquiao II Ian Tims Joins MGM, Will Return Soon Chocolatito vs. Cuadras: Ryan Martin Added To The Card Video: Peralta on The Journey From Cab Driver To Contender Video: Robert Guerrero Reflects on Shocking Loss To David Peralta Langford Not Bothered By Trash Talk From Eubank Jr. and English Kovalev's Promoter: Tickets For Ward Bout Are Reasonably Priced Photos: Miguel Marriaga, Jose Felix Get Big Knockout Wins Golovkin's Promoter on Carl Froch: You Can't Force Guys To Fight Photos: David Peralta With Cinderella Shocker of Robert Guerrero Golovkin's Coach: We'd Fight Andre Ward, But He Can't Make 168 Frank Warren Smiles: Chris Eubank Jr. Can't Run Away This Time! Hernandez Will Head Back To 154 After Stunning Alfredo Angulo Hammer Backs Klara Svensson To Defeat Mikaela Lauren Daniela Bermudez Stuns Mariana Juarez in Mexico City Shields Leaves Door Open For Third Olympic Gold in 2020 Mayweather: They Ask a Thousand Times - I'm NOT Coming Back! Guerrero Claims Robbery: I Clearly Won, 116-112 Score Was Crazy! Peralta: I Was a Cab Driver, Now I Beat Robert Guerrero! Miguel Marriaga Blasts Out Robb, Jose Felix Crushes Frankel Yazmin Rivas Earns Debatable Split Nod Over Jessica Gonzalez David Peralta a Ghost Buster, Stuns Robert Guerrero in Upset Win Rod Salka Returns To Beat a Game Savi, Devin Haney Wins Isaac Dogboe Impressive, Dominates Neil John Tabanao Freddy Hernandez Shocks Alfredo Angulo With Big Decision Win Terrell Gausha Snags Tough Decision Win Over Steve Martinez Avni Yildirim Dominates Aaron Pryor Jr. Over Ten Rounds Cuadras To Chocolatito: I'm Good, I'm Very Handsome, I'll KO You
Advertisement

Latest Active Forum Threads
Advertisement
Advertisement