Published June 25, 2012
CHICAGO – Retired heavyweight Andrew Golota could be deported from the United States to his native Poland.
The Chicago Tribune reported Monday (http://trib.in/MLnRwV) that the 44-year-old boxer's case is in court. His wife, Mariola Golota, says a decision is expected in September.
Golota was a title contender with bouts against Mike Tyson and Riddick Bowe. He also won a bronze medal at the 1988 Olympics.
Golota lives in Chicago a legal permanent resident of the U.S., but a criminal background check was triggered when he filed paperwork to become a U.S. citizen. Golota pleaded guilty in two, separate Illinois cases over the past decade.
Mariola Golota says her husband is treated more harshly because of his celebrity. She says the proceedings are a "big, black cloud" over the family.