Former Boxer Tony Martin Shot and Killed in Philadelphia

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Tony Martin, Julio Cesar Chavez

Martin last fight, was a spirited loss to Julio Cesar Chavez in 1997. The family is urging the gunman to turn himself in. Here are the details of the shooting.

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.

Thoughts and prayers go out to Martin’s family and friends.

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