Boxer Yusaf Mack Comes Out As Gay, Says Daughter Told Him To Kill Himself

There has been yet another turn in the story of a Philadelphia boxer named Yusaf “Mack Attack” Mack, who just days ago came out as bisexual after initially claiming he was drugged into performing in a gay porn film.

“I’m gay. I’m tired of holding it in,” Mack told Fox 29 in a new interview taped earlier this week. “It is what it is. I live my life.”

Last week, the 35-year-old self-proclaimed “straight father-of-ten” claimed gay porn producers for The Dog Pound lied to him about the nature of the film and slipped a drug into his drink.

In the new interview, Mack admits that he’s known he was gay for “about eight years” and calls the drug allegations ” a lie… to try to cover myself up.”


Mack says he was “down and out” when he agreed to take part in the film. “I asked friends, they wouldn’t help me, so I did what I had to do.”

When news broke about his involvement in the film, he said he couldn’t “hide it anymore.”


The anxiety led to depression and suicidal thoughts.

“I was hurt. Like to myself. Then I think about my children, like how am I gonna explain this to my children. I called a couple of my friends and told them ’I’m thinking about killing myself.’”

Although Mack says his friends have been supportive of him, his 23-year-old daughter hasn’t been as accepting.

“Kill yourself,” she told her father, “You embarrass us.”

Mack says he threw the phone down when she told him those harsh words. “All I could say was, ‘You’re right.’”

But he’s not letting any of that get him down.

“I’m free, I’m happy,” he said. “The truth is out, and I’m sorry. … You don’t like me or love me, regardless I’m still me. When you see me on the streets, I’m still Yusaf Mack.”

Watch his interview below:

h/t: gawker