Former boxing world champion Herbie Hide is facing a prison sentence after he admitted taking part in a cocaine deal.

The 43 year old initially denied a charge of conspiracy to supply Class A drugs but dramatically changed his plea to guilty on the first day of his trial at Norwich Crown Court in England on Tuesday (22Oct13).

The judge warned the sportsman he faces a possible 24-month stint behind bars. Sentencing will take place on 29 November (13).

Hide's arrest came about following a sting by reporters at British tabloid The Sun on Sunday earlier this year (13), when he allegedly contacted a drug dealer who claimed he could sell the journalists cocaine.