Disgraced former boxer Herbie Hide has been sentenced to 22 months behind bars after he admitted taking part in a cocaine deal.

The former world champion was handed the sentence on Friday (29Nov13) after he pleaded guilty to a charge of conspiring to supply drugs last month (Oct13).

Hide, 42, was arrested earlier this year (13) following a sting by journalists at British tabloid The Sun on Sunday, during which he reportedly contacted a drug dealer who stated he could sell the reporters cocaine.