The CBZ Newswire

Olympic Boxer Jailed for 3 years

by on May.08, 2009, under Boxing News, Mike DeLisa

55423_142x190By Mike DeLisa

CBZ Newsdesk (May 8, 2009) – The Romanian news agency Mediafax has reported that two-time Olympian boxer, Ionut Gheorghe, was sentenced Wednesday to a prison term of three years after causing the death of two people in a 2006 traffic accident. A woman and her daughter were killed when Gheorghe collided with their car at a high rate of speed.

The same court ordered Gheorghe to pay to the family of the victims 100,000 Euros as damages.

Ionut Gheorghe won the Bronze medal at light welterweight in 2004. Two years later, he won a bronze at the European Championships. His second place finish at the 2007 European Championships netted him a place on the Romanian 2008 Olympic team, where he did not medal.

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