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Forrest's impact felt beyond the ring

Updated: July 29, 2009, 11:40 AM ET
By Dan Rafael | ESPN.com

Can this summer get any worse? Alexis Arguello, Arturo Gatti and now Vernon Forrest -- all gone within a month. It's crazy.

The boxing community had not yet come to grips with Arguello's reported suicide and Gatti's death when news of Forrest's senseless murder emerged. He was apparently the victim of a robbery that escalated as he filled his tires with air at an Atlanta gas station Saturday night.

Forrest, who was 38 and left behind a son, Vernon Jr., didn't ...

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