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Vernon Forrest Killed In A Car Jacking

In what has been a whirlwind of tragedies in the boxing world of late with the deaths of Alexis Arguello and Arturo Gatti, another champion is gone.

Vernon Forrest was killed in an attempted car jacking, according to ESPN.com.

He was shot several times, including once in the head, while putting air in his tires at a gas station, according to the article. His girlfriend’s son was in the car while it happened, but wasn’t physically harmed.

“It’s 100 percent confirmed. He’s dead,” said Shaw, who had two stints as Forrest’s promoter. “I will say this about him — he was a decent human being. His work with kids, I think people knew how much he cared for kids, underprivileged and mentally challenged people. He was a real decent human being outside the ropes.”

Forrest is best known for beating Shane Mosley twice, who was the hottest fighter in boxing at the time. In their first fight, Forrest knocked Mosley down before handing him his first pro loss, and then won a second fight, in a closer decision.

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2 thoughts on “Vernon Forrest Killed In A Car Jacking

  1. i am very saddened by the death of vernon forrest.he was one of my favorite boxers.its a shamed that his life was cut short by two lowlife thugs looking to rob him.he did not deserve to die like this.i guess he was at the wrong place at the wrong time.it has been a very sad and depressing summer because of so many celebrity deaths that did not have to happen.some people may believe that it was just his time to go,but i personally fell like his life was cut short at the hands of the devils workers.r.i.p vernon forest you were loved by many and will be missed by many.

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