The boxing community is in mourning yet again today as reports surface that former two-weight world champion Vernon Forrest was gunned down last night in Atlanta, GA.
Forrest reportedly was involved in a firefight with two men who had attempted to carjack his Jaguar while he was filling up the car's tires at a gas station in the southwestern section of Atlanta.
The former amateur and professional star was defending more than his vehicle as the 11 year old son of Forrest's girlfriend was with him at the time.
The 38 year old achieved a 41-3 (29) record over the course of a career that began in 1992 and held the IBF, WBC and NABF titles at welterweight as well as the WBC light middleweight title.
Forrest was also actively involved in charitable causes.
SaddoBoxing expresses its deepest sympathies to the family of Vernon Forrest.