Junior Welterweight veteran Emanuel Augustus is in critical condition after sustaining a gunshot wound to the back of the head Monday night. Augustus formerly went by the name Emanuel Burton and was an opponent to boxing icons such as Micky Ward and Floyd Mayweather Jr. in the 1990s, and he was in his hometown of Baton Rouge, Louisiana, at the time of the incident, not far from the gym where he still sometimes sparred, according to ESPN.com. While Augustus was never a huge fan favorite, his style, his heart and his dedication always made for an interesting night when he was in the ring. Fans will have Augustus and his family in our thoughts during this tragic time.
Emanuel Augustus in Critical Condition