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Slain Boxer Michael Walker’s Funeral This Saturday

by on Nov.20, 2013, under Boxing News, Obituaries

By Juan C. Ayllon

The late Michael Walker, at left, attacks Derrick Findley in losing a decision in 2010 (photo by Juan C. Ayllon)

The late Michael Walker, at left, attacks Derrick Findley in losing a decision in 2010 (photo by Juan C. Ayllon)

CHICAGO – “Mike definitely was a hard worker and was already tough when I met him,” boxing trainer Carlos Jones says of the late Michael Walker, 35, who was discovered shot to death on November 14th in the Chatham neighborhood after walking his daughter to school.

A two-time Chicago Golden Gloves winner, the late Mr. Walker ran-up an impressive 20 fight undefeated streak in Chicago and northwest Indiana from 2004 to 2008 before stepping it up to the national level.  Rugged and aggressive, he went onto fight and lose to such notables as Daniel Jacobs, Fernando Guerrero, Andy Lee and Ricardo Mayorga. His final record was 19-19-3 with 12 knockouts.  His last bout in July this year ended in a first round technical knockout loss to Willie Monroe, Jr.

“He was the only fighter who believed in what he was doing 100 percent,” says Jones, who trained him while he was undefeated. “He was my first pro fighter.  I miss Mike every day.”

So do we.

Carlos Jones informs us that funeral arrangements for Mr. Walker will be held this Saturday, November 23, at the Ali and Seals Funeral Home in Chicago. The viewing will be held from 10:00 to 11:00 AM and the wake will take place from 11:00 AM until noon.

 

Ali and Seals Funeral Home

8354 S Marquette Ave, Chicago, IL 60617

(773) 375-2700

(Cross Streets: Between E 84th St and E 83rd St Neighborhoods: South Chicago)

 

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