Retired Boxer Tony Martin Shot and Killed in Philly
Black Enterprise Magazine July/August 2018 Issue

tony martin smilingRetired boxer Tony Martin was fatally shot after an altercation with a visitor at one of his properties in Philadelphia, according to family members.

Authorities said that Martin, 52, a former welterweight, was shot during an argument. His niece said the verbal dispute was with a visitor of one of his tenants. The gunman has not come forward.

Martin, a native of St. Louis, was 34-6-1 in his boxing career, with 12 knockouts.

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Gerren Keith Gaynor (@MrGerrenalist) is a freelance journalist based in New York City. He has been published in the New York Times, ESSENCE magazine,, New York Amsterdam News, and Gaynor received his master degree in Journalism from Columbia University and his bachelor's in English from Morehouse College.