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Vernon Forrest

Full name: Vernon Forrest
Nickname(s): The Viper
Gender: Male
Height: 6-0 (183 cm)
Weight: 139 lbs (63 kg)
Born: February 12, 1971 in Augusta, Georgia, United States
Died: July 25, 2009 in Atlanta, Georgia, United States
Affiliations: U.S. Olympic Education Center
Country: USA United States
Sport: Boxing


Vernon Forrest was US National Champion in 1991 at 139 lbs. and was runner-up that year in the World Championships. After the Barcelona Olympics he turned pro and fought thru 2009, compiling a record of 41 wins, 29 by knockout, and 3 losses. In 1998 he won the NABF welterweight title by TKO over Adrian Stone. He added the IBF welterweight championship in 2001 with a victory over Raul Frank by unanimous decision. In 2002, Forrest twice defeated Sugar Shane Moseley to win the WBC welterweight title, although he would lose that crown in January 2003 to Ricardo Mayorga, and then lost a re-match in July 2003. Absent from the ring for two years, Forrest returned in 2005, and in July 2007 won the WBC light middleweight title by defeating Carlos Manuel Baldomir. He lost that crown in June 2008 to Sergio Mora, but regained the title in September 2008 in a re-match with Mora. In July 2009, while filling his car tires with air, Forrest was accosted by two men who tried to steal his car. Gunfire was exchanged and Forrest was killed during the shoot-out.


Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1992 Summer 21 Barcelona Boxing Men's Light-Welterweight United States USA 17T

Men's Light-Welterweight

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit Rank Date Result S
1992 Summer 21 Barcelona Boxing United States USA Round One Match #12 2 1992-07-30 Richardson (GBR) , Forrest (USA) 8
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