The court system handed out their ruling and for Claressa Shields brother Artis Mack, it was a prison sentence.
Mack appeared in court and reached a plea deal in connection with the assault on veteran trainer James Ali Bashir.
Mack appeared in Genesee District Court and pleaded guilty to a single count of aggravated assault, which is a misdemeanor charge punishable by up to one year in jail and/or a $1,000 fine, or both.
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Mack is accused of punching Bashir on October 4 at the Dort Federal Event Center – during the official weigh-in for the scheduled Showtime televised headliner between Shields and Ivana Habazin.
The fight was later rescheduled to this past January in Atlantic City with no altercations outside of those in the ring which Shields won handedly to become the fastest fighter male or female to win a World title in over three weight classes over Habazin.
A few days ago, Mack appeared back in court and was sentenced to the maximum time period of one year in jail. The judge gave Mack 158 days credit for time served already in relation to the attack on Bashir.
While he is away, Shields barring all things considered with the coronavirus has an upcoming title defense scheduled. Showtime announced what was mentioned earlier in the week that Shields will have a hometown un bout in her native Flint,Michigan against Marie-Eve Dicaire.
The fight with Dicaire (17-0) will be carried on Showtime.
“I can’t wait to make history again on May 9,” Shields said to the media. “Fighting in Flint in front of all my fans has been a dream of mine since turning pro. Having the opportunity to make history by fighting for the undisputed title in a second weight division is something I’m very proud of.”
The bout with DiClare will be a unification bout at 154 lbs.