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Christopher Rivera Amaro, Dead Puerto Rico Boxer, Propped Up And Posed Standing In The Ring At Wake (PICTURES)

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The body of boxer Christopher Rivera, who was shot to death on Sunday, is propped up in a fake boxing ring during his wake at the community recreation center within the public housing project where he lived in San Juan, Puerto Rico, Friday, Jan. 31, 2014. 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. (AP Photo/Ricardo Arduengo) | ASSOCIATED PRESS

Mourners who came to a murdered boxer's wake this week, found him posed afoot, a yellow hood on his head, sunglasses glasses over his eyes and blue boxing gloves on his hands.

The family of Puerto Rican Christopher Rivera — who was shot to death last week — honoured his dying wish on Friday by propping up his corpse in the corner of a fake boxing ring to memorialise his career.

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christopher rivera

Elsie Rodriguez, vice president of the Marin Funeral Home, said Rivera’s family wanted to highlight his boxing. The funeral home suggested posing him in a ring, the Washington Post reported.

Rivera’s mother, Celines Amaro, wife Lidianette Carmona and son Julio Christopher then posed with his body.

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christopher rivera

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