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Hall of Famer Too Sharp Johnson Arrested on Drug Charge

by David P. Greisman

Hall of Fame inductee Mark “Too Sharp” Johnson was arrested Tuesday on one count of possession of liquid PCP with intent to distribute, according to Tim Starks of Queensberry-Rules.com, citing a Washington, D.C., police report.

Johnson is out on bail and due back in court on Jan. 16, according to Queensberry-Rules.com. He is also facing one count of tampering with evidence.

The 41-year-old former 112- and 115-pound titleholder was inducted this past June into the International Boxing Hall of Fame, alongside Thomas Hearns, Freddie Roach, Michael Buffer and Al Bernstein, among others.

More than a decade ago, Johnson had his boxing career interrupted in 2000 by 11 months spent behind bars. As The Washington Post recounted earlier this year, “The jail time was the result of an altercation with his then-wife that violated his probation from a previous drug charge.”

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]

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User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by Ravens Fan on 12-16-2012

I am not sure if there is a connection. But, within the past year or so a local DC auction house sold off all of Too Sharp's championship belts and fight used gloves and robes etc.

Comment by Mr. Philadel on 12-16-2012

[QUOTE=ShoulderRoll;12818078]Damn, who knew that Too Sharp liked to get wet?[/QUOTE] :lol1::lol1: they said he was trying to distribute...did the cops set him up?...or did they bust him making a money for drug transfer?

Comment by Concussive on 12-16-2012

Wow. Gotta make sure that as a "prize" fighter, you hold on to some of the prize....

Comment by Light_Speed on 12-15-2012

[QUOTE=SweetScience;12817352]Guess he wasn't "Too Sharp" for the law.[/QUOTE] Was waiting for that one since reading the thread title.

Comment by hitking on 12-15-2012

[QUOTE=taansend;12817619]You think that Johnson ducked Pacquiao? You have to remember that these were Flyweights at the same time. On opposite sides of the world. I doubt if there was the money (or interest) to get them to fight. Was there…

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