Retired boxer Tony Martin was gunned down in Philadelphia Friday (March 8), he was 52. According to family members Martin was killed following an altercation with another person at a location that he was renting out.
The former welterweight was killed in the Huntington Park section of the city, following a verbal dispute at one of his rental properties. The argument reportedly erupted over a visitor who came to the house. Martin's niece, Robyn Peete, noted him as a good landlord, who also worked for the postal service for several years.
Police have yet to name and apprehend a suspect, but Martin's family members have urged the gunman to come forward.
A native of St. Louis, and standing at 5-foot-9-inches, Martin held a 34-6-1 record, and was known under the alias “Pound for Pound.” In 1997, he lost his last fight, during a bout against Julio Ceasar Chavez, in Las Vegas.
He moved to Philadelphia in 1985.
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