Former Boxing Champ Killed


Vernon Forrest was shot and killed Saturday night during a robbery in Atlanta. As he was putting air in his tires one man turned the corner and snatched his wallet from his hands. As he chased the robbers with his gun he was shot at least eight times, once in the head. There were two men with semi auomatic weapons that shot and killed him after he turned around and gave up the chase. While all of this was happening his eleven year old godson was in the gas station convenience store, and didn’t witness the shooting. Vernon was a great boxer and a great person, he was a two division champion and olympian. Vernon did not receive the recognition he should have received for all of his accomplishments but that does not take away from his talent. One of his biggest accomplishments was the defeat of “Sugar” Shane Mosley.



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