Gay cyber bullying leads to a beat down from boxer Yusaf Mack

In 2015, professional boxer Yusaf Mack admitted that he appeared in a gay porn film, shocking many in the boxing community. At first, Mack stated he was drugged and woke up on a train with cash in his pocket and unaware of his participation. However, the father of 10, who was engaged at the time, was threatened with a lawsuit and he admitted he was a willing participant. Since then, Mack has embraced his sexual identity and talked about getting involved in a transgender relationship. Now Mack is being accused of a violent assault at a barbershop in Philadelphia over online bullying about his sexual orientation.

Mack was captured on video at the LA Clippers barbershop assaulting a man identified as Hector Echevarria. The man had made repeated insults on Twitter and Mack sucker punched him while his head was in a barbershop sink. Mack then delivers punch after punch as Echevarria is cowering on the floor bloodied from the assault. After beating Echevarria senseless, Mack then takes a jar from the barber’s shelf and bashes it across his head. Customers and other barbers watch the assault and do not intervene in the attack.

Paramedics responded to the scene to treat the injured Echevarria, who later claimed that he might have broken his ankle during the encounter.

But the attack did not stop Echevarria from getting back on Twitter and continuing his insults against Mack. Echevarria posted on his now private Twitter account, “I rather have a video of some[one] beating me up then [sic] a video of someone seeing me take a d— up my a– any day.”

It is unclear if Echevarria will press charges against Mack or if the police are even looking for the boxer for his role in the assault. According to the media outlet TMZ, Mack is unapologetic for the fight and that the Twitter troll got what he deserved.


Mo Barnes
Mo Barnes

Maurice "Mo" Barnes is a graduate of Morehouse College and Political Scientist based in Atlanta. Mo is also a Blues musician. He has been writing for Rolling Out since 2014. Whether it means walking through a bloody police shooting to help a family find justice or showing the multifaceted talent of the Black Diaspora I write the news.

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