Toledo boxer sentenced in 2009 Mich. bank robbery

<p> <font size="2"> <font color="#000000">Martin Tucker was sentenced Tuesday in a Port Huron federal court.</font> </font> </p>

An Toledo boxer whose blood from a fight led to bank robbery charges will spend up to 12 years in prison.

Martin Tucker was sentenced Tuesday in a Port Huron federal court.

Federal prosecutors had recommended about 12 years in prison for Tucker, who was convicted of robbing the Monroe County Community Credit Union near the Ohio-Michigan border.

Investigators say the Toledo resident pulled out a semi-automatic pistol during the 2009 robbery with another man. Tucker was charged three years later, partly based on a DNA match. The FBI obtained a swab used to stop bleeding during a boxing match.

At the time of his arrest, Tucker was preparing for a light welterweight title fight. His attorney says Tucker is capable of rehabilitating himself and avoiding trouble.