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Dead Puerto Rican boxer posed standing in corner at wake

Mandatory Credit: Joe Camporeale-USA TODAY Sports

Puerto Rican boxer Christopher Rivera was shot to death on Sunday. At his wake on Friday his body was stood up right in the corner of a make shift boxing ring and he was wearing gloves and a hoodie. It almost looks like he is a wax statue erected in the corner, but it is his actual body 

From the Associated Press:

Mourners who came to his wake in San Juan on Friday found him posed afoot, a yellow hood on his head, sunglasses glasses over his eyes and blue boxing gloves on his hands.

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

The makeshift ring was set up in a community center of a public housing complex. Rodriguez told The Associated Press it took them several hours to create the scene.

The funeral home has staged similar wakes for others. One featured a deceased man riding his motorcycle.

Here are some photos:

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