Tony Ayala was a great boxer in his time, and he had a record of 28-1 before his career was all said and done. However, Tony Ayala ran into a lot of troubles during the course of his career. When he was 22-years old, he was found guilty of sexually assaulting a school teacher. Tony Ayala was sentenced to 15-years in prison, and he had to serve them without question.
Keith Mann has learned that, after his time in prison, Tony Ayala returned to the boxing world. Tony was a tough fighter, and he was known as the “little bull.” However, his life outside of the ring ruined everything that he accomplished inside of the squared circle. Even after his prison sentence, Tony Ayala was convicted of raping a 13-year old girl, but he was later found innocent of the crime.
Tony Ayala was a sick man, and he never got the help that he so desperately needed. Tony Ayala was found dead at the age of 52 in a boxing gym. A syringe and a bag of heroin rested next to his dead body. Police have confirmed that Tony Ayala died of a drug overdose. For more information on this sad story, visit The New York Times.