Skip to comments.Family props up, poses with dead boxer
Posted on 02/01/2014 4:21:34 AM PST by Libloather
He refused to be knocked out, even in death.
The family of a Puerto Rican boxer who was shot to death last week honored his dying wish on Friday by propping up his corpse in the corner of a fake boxing ring to memorialize his career.
Like an ashen wax figure, Christopher Riveras pale, embalmed body was positioned in the corner of the ring decked out in boxing gloves, a hoodie, shades and sneakers.
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dont wanna see the pics, just sick
If you didn’ know the story .... family photos
Quite tastefully done. Worth a peek.
5-15 record in boxing?
He was not much of a boxer, more of a punching bag.
Was not much better as a gangster either, it would seem.
trainer: ayyyy he never touched you
boxer: well you better keep an eye of the ref cuz someone is kicking the dog snot out of me
Bet you can still place a wager on him.
I’m kinda wondering why the 23 yr old was gunned down.
they used to this all the time in late 19th/early 20th century. google carte de visite sometime. quite interesting practice in an era of little transportation, whiz-bang photography and long distances between family and friends.
With a 5-15 record the more proper way to “memorialize” his career would have been to leave him in a lying state on the mat.
I suppose they had no pictures of him actually fighting to use to memorialize his career? And with a 5 and 15 record, no wonder he wanted a made-up exit. The writer then goes to describe him being in a hoodie, oblivious to the fact that it is a part of a boxing robe and not just a hoodie.
He lived in the projects so one naturally goes to the question of what was he doing when he was shot? At no place in the article does it mention this or even hint at it.
What a bunch of self absorbed fools, but worse was why in the world would someone want to make it their dying wish to subject his family with this? If his “career” was their only way out of the projects it goes far more as an indictment on their acceptance of their way of life.
>>dont wanna see the pics, just sick
Its not sick. Dead relatives in one last family photo were quite common a century ago right here in the USA.
I read the headline, and thought this was a cute story about a beloved family pet..
“I can’t see, cut me Mick, cut me!”
Probably why all the hooplah at the time ... we gutt’a make him look good at least ONCE, Ma.
Great idea...I’m thinking either a Heisman pose or a Starwars theme for mine. Time to go change my Will.
Coulda been a contender.. if only he could fight, which he obviously lacked the skills to even survive.. He was used as a stooge, in life, and in this poor dudes death.. Sick freaks..
next they will prop him up in a voting booth to vote Democrat.
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