Frank Bruno has sensationally revealed he first tried drugs and alcohol at the age of eight.
The sportsman, who has previously been open about his battle with cocaine after retiring from the ring, admits he was a "problem" child and was given his first taste of illegal substances when he was a young boy.
Bruno, who grew up in London, claims to have gotten drunk and smoked marijuana before he was sent to a special school for troubled children where he learned to box.
He tells Piers Morgan's Life Stories, "I got drunk at eight and I had my first puff of, I think it was Moroccan (marijuana), at aged eight... I was a bit of a bad boy".