VICTORVILLE A professional boxer from Hesperia accused of punching a 4-year-old boy in the face was put on four-year felony probation Thursday.


Khadaphi Yusef Proctor, 27, accepted the prosecution's offer, which allowed him to plead guilty to lesser charges and get out of custody with 122 days in jail he had already served. He pleaded guilty to felony false imprisonment and misdemeanor child endangerment.


Victorville Superior Court Judge Jules Fleuret sentenced him immediately according to the plea agreement. He was scheduled to be released Thursday night.


According to San Bernardino County Sheriff's officials, the boxer punched his mother's grandson in the face in the early morning of Aug. 15 at a Hesperia home in the 8500 block of C Avenue. It's unclear what led to the incident.


A person who witnessed it struck Proctor with an object to stop him, spokeswoman Roxanne Walker of the Sheriff's Hesperia station said.


The victim, who suffered swelling to his face, was taken to the hospital along with Proctor, who also received treatment. Proctor was arrested at the hospital.


Proctor fought his first main event on July 1 at Fantasy Springs Resort Casino in Indio. Although he had lost the match against Frankie Gomez in a technical knockout, Proctor had been on a three-bout winning streak. His professional record is 7-6-1.


"He's got a lot of talent," said Al Piccione, Proctor's trainer and manager. "His personal life sure had ups and downs. It's really a shame that he's gone down this path, and I hope he'll be able to return to the ring and get his private life in order. That's all I have to say."


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