No matter how much we hate it, cheating and penalties do exist in all sports. Here, let's take a look at the biggest fines in boxing.
Perhaps this is the worst act of aggression in sports history. Back in 1997 during the Sound of the Fury fight, Mike Tyson actually bit off a piece of Evander Holyfield’s ear. After losing his boxing license for the incident, Tyson was also sentenced to community service and a $3 million fine.
Former middleweight titlist Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. was suspended for nine months and fined a whopping $900,000 by the Nevada State Athletic Commission on Thursday for failing a drug test following his loss to champion Sergio Martinez last fall in Las Vegas.
An investigation was made, and IBF President Robert Lee was arrested, along with three other officials who were charged with taking bribes for selling rankings. In the end, Lee was convicted on bribery charges and served 22 months in prison and paid $25,000 in fines.
During Luis Resto vs Billy Collins's match in 1983, Resto ended Collin's winning streak as well as his career with the way he fought. Resto admitted years later that his hand wraps had been soaked in plaster of Paris. Resto and his trainer were banned for life from the sport. Resto also served 2 1/2 years in prison for assault.