MANAGUA, Nicaragua (AP) - Former welterweight champion Ricardo Mayorga was found not guilty of rape after a closed-door trial that ended Tuesday.
Judge Julio Cesar Areas cleared Mayorga after a 17-hour hearing.
A woman accused Mayorga of raping her at a Managua hotel in September. He acknowledged having sex with her but said it was consensual.
Mayorga was arraigned shortly before his Oct. 2 loss to Felix Trinidad in a middleweight bout.