Vernon Forrest

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Birthday
12, 1971
Birthplace
Georgia
Death Date
Jul 25, 2009 (38)
Birth Sign
Capricorn
Birthday
12, 1971
Birthplace
Georgia
Death Date
Jul 25, 2009 (38)

About

Nicknamed "The Viper" for his sudden, stinging jab, he is best known for two victories over Shane Mosley.

Before Fame

He started boxing when he was 8 years old.

Trivia

He won silver in the 1991 World Amateur Championships in the light welterweight division.

Family Life

He was tragically shot and killed in 2009 while at a gas station with his 11-year-old godson.

Associated With

He lost back-to-back fights against the brawling Ricardo Mayorga.