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Hide Pays Fines On Assault Conviction, Warrant Dropped

by David P. Greisman

Unpaid court fines that left former heavyweight titleholder Herbie Hide with a warrant for his arrest have been paid, according to BBC News.

Hide owed £1,515, or more than $2,400, after an assault conviction in June 2011. A majority of that was compensation for his victim. Yet Hide told the court he was unable to pay.

“I am a boxer. My work is fighting, and I’m trying to get a big fight… but I can’t sign on, and I’m not fighting,” he was quoted as saying in February by BBC News.

Somehow, however, the fines got paid — but not by Hide, according to the Norwich Evening News.

“I don’t know who it is. It wasn’t me,” the 41-year-old told that newspaper. “I wouldn’t pay it anyway. I could’ve paid it if I wanted to, but I didn’t want to.”

Had the fine not been paid, Hide was facing 45 days behind bars, the reports said.

Hide is 49-4 with 43 knockouts. He held a heavyweight world title twice during the ‘90s and had continued to box at or around cruiserweight over the past several years. His last bout was in April 2010.

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 taansend on 12-03-2012

I remember watching a 17 year old Hide - IN ONLY HIS TENTH AMATEUR BOUT - losing the AB final to Henry Akinwande, and thinking "If this kid gets a proper trainer he could be fantastic". He did ok but…

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