Being Run Out Of Boston By An Infamous Gangster
In the early 1990’s, White partnered with boxer Peter Welch to start a ‘Get Kids Off The Street’ program in Boston that would see them teaching the youngsters how to box.
Essentially it was a charity and wasn’t a big moneymaker, but they kept the lights on by also teaching boxercise classes to local people, and that became so successful that they began to expand into health clubs across the city.
Unfortunately for White, that caught the attention of notorious gangster Whitey Bulger, with his henchman Kevin Weeks and other members of his crew showing up in the middle of a fitness class he was teaching one day and made it clear they wanted a cut of the money he was making.
Afterwards, White kept his head down and hoped that he wouldn’t run into them again, but it wasn’t long before they phoned him at his home demanding that he pay them $2,500 by 1 pm the following day.
White didn’t have that kind of money and was in no doubt that something bad was going to happen if he stayed, so that same day he packed his bags, purchased a plane ticket to Las Vegas and fled Boston.