USA Boxing Loses A Great Man and Respected Olympian

July 27, 2009, 11:27 a.m. (ET)

USA Boxing suffered a tremendous loss on Saturday as 1992 Olympian and World Champion Vernon Forrest was killed in Atlanta, Ga. Forrest will be remembered fondly by all those who knew him for both his outstanding skills in the boxing ring and his kind heart and charitable endeavors outside of it. Forrest continued to support amateur boxing both in his home state of Georgia, and on the national level, attending several events in support of current amateur boxers, including the U.S. Olympic Team Trials.

He will be deeply missed by the amateur boxing community and all of those who were fortunate enough to cross his path.

USA Boxing's thoughts and prayers go out to his family at this difficult time.

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