- Associated Press - Thursday, March 26, 2015

TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) - A former professional boxer in Tucson has been sentenced to seven years in federal prison for marijuana trafficking.

Federal prosecutors announced Thursday that 34-year-old Juan Antonio Suazo also was fined $15,000 in the case.

Suazo pleaded guilty last December to conspiracy to possess with the intent to distribute more than 100 kilograms of marijuana.

In 2009, prosecutors say Suazo supplied 300- to 350-pound loads of marijuana on multiple occasions to the buyers for distribution in Nebraska and several other states.

He allegedly received more than $3 million in return.

Records show the 5-foot-8 Suazo was a former Golden Gloves champion who only boxed sporadically as a pro in the lightweight division. He had an 8-7-3 record with five knockouts from 2001 to 2012, losing his final three bouts.

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