Yusaf Mack, a 35-year-old Philadelphia-born pro boxer and former 168 and 175 pound world title challenger, has come out as a bisexual man, apologizing for previously claiming he was drugged and had no memory of shooting a homosexual pornographic film.
Mack, who last fought in October 2014, says he did the movie because he needed the money. He was threatened with legal action this past Friday after claiming he had been drugged, and decided to come clean after, as he put it, "selfishly trying to remain in denial":"
"My life was completely destroyed once it had been outed that I participated in a gay film. I selfishly tried to cover the truth and remain in denial, rather than accept the fact that I was leading a double life secretly.
"After reflecting on the mess I had made I realized that I hurt a lot of my loved ones and the people I cared about the most were left disappointed and confused. It was unfair and time to come clean. I want to say sorry to my children and my ex fiancé, I am so sorry that I was a coward and hid a huge part of my life from you all."
Mack's career boxing record stands at 31-8-2 (17 KO). He's lost four straight fights overall, dating back to his 2012 loss to Carl Froch in England, where he challenged for the IBF super middleweight title. In 2011, he lost a shot at Tavoris Cloud's IBF light heavyweight title, and generally lost to the better opponents he faced over his 14-year pro career.