FILE - In this March, 29,1997 file photo, Tony Martin, left, of Philadelphia, punches Mexico's Julio Cesar Chavez in the second round of their Welterweight Special Attraction fight, in Las Vegas. Police say that Martin, a former welterweight, was fatally shot Friday, March 8, 2013, in an altercation with a visitor at one of his rental properties in Philadelphia. He was 52. (AP Photo/Jeff Scheid, File)
Monday, March 11, 2013 9:28 am
Retired boxer Tony Martin shot, killed in Philly
The Associated Press
Police say the 52-year-old Martin, a former welterweight, was shot during an argument at the home in the city's Hunting Park section on Friday. Martin's niece, Robyn Peete, says that her uncle was a good landlord and longtime postal worker and that the altercation apparently involved a person visiting his tenant.
Martin's family is pleading for the gunman to come forward.
Martin was 34-6-1 in his boxing career, with 12 knockouts. He is a native of St. Louis who moved to Philadelphia to train in 1985. He lost his last fight, a decision to Julio Cesar Chavez in Las Vegas, in 1997.