Ohio boxer Leo Hall died after being fatally shot in an alleged robbery in his hometown of Toledo. The 23-year-old cruiserweight had an 8-2 boxing record with all but one of his victories ending in a knockout.
His last boxing bout was a unanimous decision loss in 2016 against Earl Newman in the Santander Arena in Reading.
According to Premier Boxing Champions, Hall recently spoke about getting back into the sport before his death. The details surrounding the boxer’s death tragic death are vague. His father Leo, Sr stated that his son was murdered in a robbery attempt.
Police are currently investigating Hall’s killing but no arrests have been made in connection to the incident at the time of this report.
The young boxer planned on returning to the gym to begin training for a comeback fight.
— TheFightingVoice (@FightingVoice) November 10, 2018
PBC mourns the loss of light heavyweight prospect Leo Hall. Rest in peace, young warrior. pic.twitter.com/ExuOpJ7s56
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Leo Hall made his boxing debut in 2014 against Brandon Larvadain and won the fight by TKO. He took a long hiatus after two straight losses via a unanimous decision.
Tony Harrison, who is set to fight Jermell Charlo for the WBC light middleweight title was set to train with the local boxer. Harrison described Leo Hall as someone who was loved by the locals in Detroit.
“Everybody in Detroit loved him. There wasn’t a person that was around him that didn’t love him. Once the opportunity came up for him to come and train at our gym in Detroit, we did everything together. He was like my little brother.’’
Leo Hall is survived by a daughter, who is less than one year old.