Dead Puerto Rican Boxer Posed Standing in the Ring for Wake


Mourners who came to 23-year-old Christopher Rivera Amaro’s wake in San Juan on Friday found him posed as if ready to fight. (RICARDO ARDUENGO/AP)


Lidianette Carmona, behind right, the wife of the late boxer Christopher Rivera, stands with Rivera’s mother Celines Amaro, left, and Rivera’s son Julio Christopher. (RICARDO ARDUENGO/AP)


Elsie Rodriguez, vice president of the Marin funeral home, explained that Rivera had asked his family that if he died, he wanted his funeral to make reference to his boxing career. (RICARDO ARDUENGO/AP)


The body of 23-year-old boxer Christopher Rivera, who was shot to death on Sunday, is propped up in a fake boxing ring during his wake in San Juan, Puerto Rico on Friday. (RICARDO ARDUENGO/AP)


The 23-year-old Rivera had a 5-15 record in the 130-pound weight class. Police said he was shot dead Sunday in the city of Santurce. No one has been arrested. (RICARDO ARDUENGO/AP)

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