Bookmark Website  | Free Registration  | The Team

Boxing Champions |  Boxing Schedule |  Boxing Video  |  Boxing History   |  Pound For Pound  | The Wire |  Audio  |  Arcade
Hall of Famer Too Sharp Johnson Arrested on Drug Charge - Boxing News
 
Follow BoxingScene
 
Advertisement
BoxingScene Archive
• Boxing Articles
• Boxing Interviews
• Breaking News
• Boxing Press Releases
• Boxing Results
• World Boxing News
Search BoxingScene

>>>Advanced Search<<<
                                                                                                                                                            ...............

 Last update:  12/15/2012       Read more by David P. Greisman         
   
Hall of Famer Too Sharp Johnson Arrested on Drug Charge
Mobile Version Share Click Here To Email   Search BoxingScene Database 

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 fightingwords1@gmail.com




 User Comments and Feedback (must register 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]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]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]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 a big interest in them fighting at the time? I don't recall ...

Post A Comment/View More User Comments (19) 

   
 Top Headlines
 Advertisement
 
 MMA Headlines
 
 Related Articles
  Rios-Alvarado Trilogy is Target...
  Omar Figueroa To Return in '15,...
  Dulorme Seeks New HBO Foe as Go...
  Arum: Algieri Could Become Huge...
  Eubank: I am About To End Billy...
  Kevin Satchell: I Have Never Be...
  Jose Ramirez: Hometown Support ...
  Anthony Crolla Added To Dublin ...
  Campbell Ready To Put Friendshi...
  Armand Krajnc Stages 'Fight Nig...

 Latest Active Forum Threads
Latest Active Threads
 Advertisement

 


Advertisement



Privacy Policy - Submit News - Feedback - Site Map - Advertise with Us

Copyright © 2003-2014 BoxingScene LLC. All rights reserved.