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Undefeated Chicago boxer Ed “Bad Boy” Brown dies after suffering gunshot wound to the head

December 4, 2016  |  Posted by: JammedUp Staff
Undefeated Chicago boxer Ed “Bad Boy” Brown dies after suffering gunshot wound to the head

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Gun violence in Chicago has claimed the life of undefeated welterweight boxer Ed “Bad Boy” Brown, who passed away after he was shot in the head on Friday night.

Chicago Police said the incident occurred on Friday night after Brown had finished a midnight training session.

According to investigators, the 24-year-old up-and-coming boxer had just parked his car in the East Garfield Park neighborhood after returning from the gym with his 19-year-old cousin, when a silver car pulled up beside them and opened fire.

The boxer suffered a gunshot wound to his head and had remained in critical condition on life support at Mt. Sinai Hospital.

Brown’s manager, Mike Cericola told WGNTV that Brown had passed away Sunday afternoon around 4 p.m.

His cousin was shot in his leg and remains in stable condition.

Cericola previously said it a miracle alone that Brown managed to get this far in life, considering the young man’s life has been riddled with tragedy.

Brown’s mother was killed in 2003 during stamped at the e2 nightclub and survived being shot ten times, a stark reality living on Chicago’s west side where gun violence has become an everyday certainty.

“He was going to be a champion,” said Cericola, who helped guild Brown to a 20-0 undefeated record.

“(Brown) felt he needed to go to the gym to run, because he didn’t feel safe running on the streets, you can’t walk down the streets, let alone run,” his manager added.

“You can’t sit on your porch, no matter who you are, especially on the west side of Chicago, can’t take your garbage out. You can’t do anything,” Cericola said.

David Diaz, a former boxing champion, and Olympian, said he saw the promise in Ed “Bad Boy” Brown and said his career as a boxer was on the ascendency.

“I always told him ‘he’s going to be special, you are going to take this boxing to a whole other level,'” Diaz said.

An investigation is underway but Chicago Police have yet to make any arrests, nor do they have a description of the possible suspects.

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