Vernon Forrest , the former Welterweight and Jr. Middleweight Boxing Champion was shot to death on the streets of downtown Atlanta , Georgia. Forrest is best known for having knocked down and defeated the then ” pound for pound ” undefeated Shane Mosley.
Vernon ” The Viper ” Forrest won the 2002 Fighter of the Year Award from Ring Magazine as well as the 2003 Good Guy Award from the Boxing Writers Association of America. His Professional Record was 41-3 with 29 Knockouts.
Vernon Forrest Dead at 38.
This is the 3rd high profile boxing champion death this month. The Warrior Arturo Gatti had the Heart of a Champion.
Arturo ” Thunder ” Gatti 39-7 , 30 KO’s Boxing Highlight Video Tribute:
And Alexis Arguello - the pride of Managua , Nicaragua was also shot to death. Known as the Gentleman of the Ring and Explosive Thin Man , Arguello lost to Aaron ” The Hawk ” Pryor in the Battle of Champions in the Fight of the Year 1982.
Alexis Arguello Boxing Highlight Video:
Three Gladiators dead in one month – RIP Alexis Arguello, Arturo Gatti , Vernon Forrest.