Pro boxer Ed Brown remembered as fighter who 'came from nothing'

- A vigil will be held Monday night at the Garfield Park Fieldhouse for pro boxer Ed Brown who was shot and killed over the weekend.

Chicago Police said the 25-year-old was driving home from the gym near his West Side home with a 19-year-old female relative when someone pulled up next to them and opened fire, striking Brown in the head and the woman in the leg.

His managers said Brown was put on life support over the weekend but was pronounced dead Sunday afternoon.

Ed “Bad Boy” Brown overcame a lot in his life growing up on the West Side, getting involved in the wrong crowds and was even shot previously.

Brown lost his mother when she was killed in the E2 Chicago nightclub stampede in 2003. He overcame it all to have a 20-0 record as a pro boxer. He was thought to be the next world champion.

"[Brown] came from nothing but his goal was to get to the top and pull everybody up with him that whole West Side, everyone in Chicago, every little kid he ever met. He just wanted people to look up to him," Brown's manager Michael Cericola said.

There is a $2,000 reward for information leading to an arrest in this case. 

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