“I told him he had to get out of Chicago. I begged him to get out of Chicago,” Dunkin said. “And every time I had him ready to go, (trainer) George (Hernandez) would call me and say he’s not going to leave. It’s sad they can’t leave that environment.”
Welterweight Boxer Ed Brown Dies From Gunshot Wound to The Head Following Drive-By
Tragic news out of the boxing world as yet another life has been taken over senseless violence.
Twenty-five-year-old Chicago welterweight Ed Brown was gunned down while he and his 19-year-old cousin were just sitting in a car, after someone pulled up next to them and started firing, manager Cameron Dunkin confirmed to ESPN.
“He lost his life at 25 years old for nothing.” Dunkin said. “Those people in Chicago shoot you for no reason. It’d be different if he was out there gang banging or running around or dealing drugs. He wasn’t doing any of those things. He was such a quiet kid. He was so bashful. You’d never know how tough he was in the ring talking to him outside the ring.”
“He had a lot of ability, and everybody who was around him who worked with him was amazed how good he was,” Dunkin said. “When I got him a little over a year-and-half ago, I was very excited to sign him. He was ready to go fast and we were moving him fast. Everybody in boxing who knew him liked Ed Brown. All the guys at the gym loved him.
“He was so excited about being 20-0 and so excited about being so close to breaking through. He was excited about what he was going to do. He believed and I believed he was going to be a world champion. It’s just such a shame, just such a waste of a life.”
Brown and a 19-year-old woman, whom Dunkin said was Brown’s cousin, were sitting in a parked car at about 1 a.m. in Chicago’s East Garfield Park neighborhood when another car pulled up, and someone inside the car shot at them, Chicago police said, according to ABC News 7 in Chicago. Brown was shot multiple times and the woman, who is in good condition, was shot in the leg.”
Dunkin previously stated he implored Brown to move out of Chicago and he would’ve gladly helped pay his way to relocate to Las Vegas.