Following last weekend's world title action, we have updated our professional boxing world champions list. The main movers last weekend were Scotland's Ricky Burns who captured the WBA (Regular) world super-lightweight title by stopping Italian Michelle Di Rocco, and also Liverpool's Tony Bellew - who won the WBC crusierweight title by knocking out Illunga Makabu at Goodison Park in front…
Murderer of Boxer Vernon Forrest Given Jail For Life
Many fight fans will remember standout welterweight champion Vernon Forrest for his two victories over ‘Sugar’ Shane Mosley. Sadly, the American boxer lost his life a number of years back in a brutal murder but this week justice has been served.
The killer of Vernon Forrest is a man called Charmon Sinkfield who was sentenced to life in prison without the possibility of parole earlier this week.
The murder took place in 2009 and according to Channel 2 Action News happened as part of a robbery of which Sinkfield was the shooter in the incident.
According to reports prosecutors had requested the death penalty but Forrest’s family did not want it.
From a boxing perspective, Vernon Forrest will never be forgotten. He was a 4-time and 2-weight world champion as a professional and also a decorated amateur, becoming a world silver medallist for the United States in the 1991 world championships in Sydney, Australia.
His final tally as a professional boxer read 43-3-1NC (29KO).
I’ll never forget his two battles with a prime ‘Sugar’ Shane Mosely growing up and marks some of my early memories of American boxing on TV watching from Ireland as a 14 year old kid back in 2002.
Speaking of those two fights, lets take a quick stroll down memory lane to pay homage to Vernon Forrest (rest in peace) after this week’s verdict with his first full fight against Shane Mosley:
(Hat tip Glovesgymabc Gloves YouTube account):