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Michael Walker Shot and Killed in Chicago

by Edward Chaykovsky

According to a report in the Chicago Tribune, middleweight contender Michael Walker (19-19-2, 12KOs) was found shot a gangway earlier this morning on the South Side of Chicago's Chatham neighborhood, according to police. Officers responded about 8:45 a.m. to the 8200 block of South Drexel Boulevard and Walker unresponsive and lying in a gangway. He was pronounced dead at Northwestern Memorial Hospital at 9:31 a.m. Police are investigating.

Walker had faced many of the top contenders at middleweight and junior middleweight, including Danny Jacobs, Matt Korobov, Ricardo Mayorga, Andy Lee, Fernando Guerrero and several other notable names.

When he faced Jacobs in 2009, he was 19-1, but after that loss everything went down hill and he lost his next 17 of 18 bouts.

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User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by TaurusJ27 on 11-15-2013

Very sad news to hear.

Comment by New England on 11-15-2013

[QUOTE=Mayweatherducks;13931174]How the **** you lose 19 straight bouts and still fight lol. He got a worst record than Emanual Agustus lol. RIP though. Fladuck Chicago always killing each other over little less to nothing bs. I'll never live out there.[/QUOTE]…

Comment by bojangles1987 on 11-15-2013

[QUOTE=pigsfly;13932243]well, it is compared to Chicago............trust me. (i remember when guys were using sniper rifles on the west side of Chicago) the gangs in Chicago are so much more ruthless it's like comparing heaven to hell (south central being heaven)…

Comment by Godsfly on 11-15-2013

[QUOTE=juandabomb;13931489]South Central L.A. ain't no Disneyland ...R.I.P. Michael Walker[/QUOTE] well, it is compared to Chicago............trust me. (i remember when guys were using sniper rifles on the west side of Chicago) the gangs in Chicago are so much more ruthless it's…

Comment by billeau2 on 11-15-2013

gangway in chi town breezeway in san francisco Alley in New York City. RIP....Chicago is indeed having some problems at the moment.

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