Clifford Etienne has, essentially, one shining moment. And that moment lasted about 49 seconds. Etienne....nicknamed "The Black Rhino"....last 49 seconds into his 2003 fight with Mike Tyson back when Tyson was doing easy fights to get money.
Now he's got a nearly 55,000 day sentence for attempted 2nd degree murder and various other charges. In August 2005, he forced his way into a check cashing place in Baton Rouge and stole more than $1,900. He tried to hijack a car that contained two kids....then later did hijack a different car with two children. He eventually wrecked the 2nd car. Etienne then tried to shoot at police officers....but his gun jammed. He was laced on cocaine during this whole deal.
He gets a 150 year sentence with no parole.
Etienne served 10 years for armed robbery before being paroled in 1998. While in prison, he taught himself how to box and eventually signed a multifight deal with Showtime....but retired not too long after Tyson smacked him up. His final fight was in 2005 against Nicolay Valuev. He had a career record of 29-4-2 with 20 KOs.
A career criminal, his lawyers tried to use the "years of drug abuse and boxing has given him brain injuries" defense. That didn't fly with the jury.
Here is Clifford Etienne official site | The Black Rhino for more personal info on him [and a nice beat to open the site].