Retired boxer, St. Louis-native Tony Martin killed in Philadelphia

Retired boxer, St. Louis-native Tony Martin killed in Philadelphia

Pictured in his final fight in 1997, Tony Martin lost a 10-round unanimous decision to Julio Cesar Chavez in Las Vegas.

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Associated Press

Posted on March 11, 2013 at 11:02 AM

Updated Monday, Mar 11 at 12:12 PM

PHILADELPHIA - Family members say retired boxer Tony Martin was fatally shot in an altercation with a visitor at one of his rental properties in Philadelphia.

Police say the 52-year-old Martin, a former welterweight, was shot during an argument at the home in the city’s Hunting Park section on Friday.

Martin’s niece, Robyn Peete, says that her uncle was a good landlord and longtime postal worker and that the altercation apparently involved a person visiting his tenant.

Martin’s family is pleading for the gunman to come forward.

Martin was 34-6-1 in his boxing career, with 12 knockouts. He is a native of St. Louis who moved to Philadelphia to train in 1985. He lost his last fight, a decision to Julio Cesar Chavez in Las Vegas, in 1997.

 

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