Andrew Golota’s past has finally surfaced, and is causing havoc is his life.
We know the Polish heavyweight for his numerous fights against big name opposition, such as Mike Tyson and Riddick Bowe. In his time, he made a big splash in the heavyweight division earning not only a respectable sum of money, but also an army of fans. After suffering a loss in his last fight against Tomasz Adamek in 2009, Golota dropped of the surface of the earth.
In recent news, Golota’s name came up for all the wrong reasons. It looks like Andrew might be facing deportation from Chicago if the judge takes into account his criminal past.
What criminal past you may ask?
According to the report, when filling out paperwork for citizenship, red flags came up due to incidents involving possession of illegal firearms and impersonating a police officer, both of which warrant jail time.
Golota’s wife, Mariola, stated to the Associated Press (via Yahoo! Sports) when discussing her husband’s current troubles, ''I'm just hopeful that it's going to turn out OK. It's kind of out of your hands. Andrew paid dearly for whatever he did. You pay once when you plead guilty and then you pay again, and that's much harsher."
As far as I know, Golota has been a resident of Chicago for a very long time, and there are no charges against him for government related issues such as tax evasion or anything similar. I wish him luck in his case, and hope that things don’t get to the point where deporting him and his family becomes the only possible scenario.