Yusaf Mack (31-8-2, 17 KOs) is getting a little buzz now, although probably not in the way he would've preferred. Mack has just surfaced in a sex tape, and not just any sex tape, but a particularly graphic one showing him engaged in a threesome with two other men. Mack, a father of 10 children and engaged to be married, insists that he's strictly heterosexual and this is all just one big mistake. Mack spoke with Jenice Armstrong, a Daily News columnist, about the video.
"My whole life, I've been what they call a whoremonger. I love females," Mack, 35, told Armstrong last week. "The only time I touch a man is when I'm in the ring fighting."
As an explanation for the video, Mack says that he must've been drugged, although he's not sure by whom or what substance.
The story begins earlier this year when someone reached out to Mack about doing an x-rated video on Facebook. He was short on cash so decided to accept the offer. Then, sometime in June, Mack took a train to New York City en route to an address in the Bronx. Once he got inside the apartment where the filming was supposed to take place, he says he noticed a number of naked women walking around.
"I think, 'It's about to go down.' I needed a drink or something," Mack told Armstrong over the phone. "They gave me a pill and a shot of vodka. I took the pill down with the vodka."
Mack says the next thing he remembers is waking up on a train at 30th Street Station, not even remembering how he got on the train. Mack did, however, notice that he had $4,500 in his pocket. He says after that he pretty much forgot about the entire trip until he was walking to his grandmothers house a couple weeks ago and people were acting strange towards him.
"I'm wondering why everybody is walking past me and not speaking to me," Mack said.
Then one of Mack's friends pulled him aside to tell him about a video snippet that pictured him getting into some pretty hardcore acts with other men. Mack denied that it was even him at first, saying he didn't remember any such thing. A few of his friends ended up convincing Mack that it was indeed him in the video, and while he maintained that he didn't remember any of it, he does remember going to New York City after agreeing to do a porn video.
Mack says he wants to go after whomever put him in this situation, but he's not quite sure who is responsible. He can't access the Facebook page where he met his porn contact through because he lost his password. He's since created a new Facebook page.
Mack also says the most difficult part is answering questions about the video to his children, who range from 3 to 21 years in age. Mack states that although he has trouble sleeping at night and some people are concerned what he might do to himself, he believes that he has to stay strong for his children. He also says he's not concerned with what people might be saying about him.
"All my real friends who really know me, know I like females," Mack added. "I'm still me. You've got to realize that the ones that are not really talking to me are the ones that probably have skeletons in their closets."
Inside the ring, Mack has lost four straight fights, with him most recently dropping a decision to Corey Cummings (no pun intended) last October.