SENTENCE / TIME SERVED: 35 years / 16 years
COMPLEX SAYS: Prior to being convicted, Ayala had a pro record of 22-0 with 19 knockouts. Then on New Year's 1983, the 19-year-old boxer broke into the home of his neighbor and raped her. Due to prior incidents of violence towards women, he was sentenced 35 years. Upon his release in 1999, Ayala returned to the ring winning six fights all by knockout. His legal problems outside the ring would continue though, as he was sentenced to a decade in 2004 for violating his probation after being caught driving without a license and in possession of drug paraphernalia. Boxers already know: The worst blows to the dome (II) are often self-knockouts.
Tony Ayala Jr.