The vast majority of boxing fans identified the Kellerman name with ESPN’s fast-talking Friday night fights analyst Max Kellerman. However, the name will now forever inspire remembrance of a darker nature due to the brutal murder of Max’s older brother, Sam Kellerman. It is alleged that light heavyweight boxer, James Butler is responsible for Kellerman’s senseless slaying earlier this month. Butler horrified boxing fans worldwide in 2001 when he clearly lost a fight to Richard 'the alien' Grant and proceeded to club Grant with his ungloved fist after the decision had been read. It is now thought that another violent attack from Butler has resulted in Sam Kellerman’s death. The details of the crime scene indicate that Kellerman died from an unfathomably savage attack, being struck in the head with a hammer several times before the perpetrator set fire to his apartment in an attempt to cover the crime.
Butler, who once unsuccessfully contested the IBF super middleweight championship of the world against then champion Sven Ottke, is being held by Los Angeles police pending a pre-trial hearing for Kellerman’s murder. Sam Kellerman was an author and a freelance sports writer who will be mourned by the Kellerman family and all who knew him. Prayers and condolences go out to all of those he has left behind from all of the team here at saddoboxing.com.