Former New York Senator Hiram Monserrate is expected to announce Tuesday that he will enter the boxing ring to help raise money for a charity.
Monserrate will hold a news conference at Mendez gym in Manhattan to announce that he will join "The Fight for Charity" to raise money for autism and other special needs. Monserrate is expected to show off some of his boxing moves at the press conference.
Monserrate, the former state Senator for New York’s 13th district, was ousted from his seat in February after a misdemeanor conviction for dragging his girlfriend through an apartment lobby. He failed to get his expulsion blocked in federal court.
Monserrate apologized for any discredit he brought to the Senate, but said the facial cut his girlfriend suffered that night was an accident.