Another tragic and senseless murder has claimed the life of rising boxer, and Chicago native, Ed Brown.
Brown, a fast-rising 25-year-old Welterweight prospect, died on Sunday, one day after being shot in the head, manager Cameron Dunkin confirmed to ABC Chicago.
“He lost his life at 25 years old for nothing.” Dunkin said. “Those people in Chicago shoot you for no reason. It’d be different if he was out there gang banging or running around or dealing drugs. He wasn’t doing any of those things. He was such a quiet kid. He was so bashful. You’d never know how tough he was in the ring talking to him outside the ring.”
Brown and his 19-year-old female cousin, were sitting in a parked car at about 1 a.m. in Chicago’s East Garfield Park neighborhood when another car pulled up and started firing according to ABC News 7 in Chicago.
Brown was shot multiple times and the woman, who is in good condition, was shot in the leg.
Brown (20-0, 16 KOs), most recently fought Nov. 11 here in Philadelphia, winning a lopsided eight-round decision victory.