Dead Puerto Rico boxer posed standing in the ring

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — Even in death, Christopher Rivera Amaro almost looked ready to box, leaning against the corner of a simulated ring.

Mourners who came to his wake in the Puerto Rican capital of San Juan on Friday found him posed afoot, a yellow hood on his head, sunglasses glasses over his eyes and blue boxing gloves on his hands.

A representative for the Marin funeral home says Rivera's family wanted to stress his boxing; the home has staged similar wakes in the past for others.

The 23-year-old fighter had a 5-15 record in the 130-pound weight class. He was shot on Sunday.


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