November 13, 2013 in Sports

$1M bond for suspects in champ Ariz. boxer’s death

Associated Press
 

PHOENIX – Two men were each ordered held on $1 million bail Tuesday in the beating death of a 17-year-old national champion boxer from Phoenix.

Alexis Urbina was found unconscious and covered in blood in his family’s south Phoenix home on Sept. 3, according to police. The teen who aspired to be an Olympic boxer died of his injuries two days later.

There was no obvious sign of forced entry into the house, but Urbina’s family told police some of his boxing memorabilia was missing.

Urbina won the 141-pound Youth Men’s Division at the USA Boxing National Championships in April in Spokane.

Robert Chavez, 22, and Joseph Jessie Corrales, 23, were arrested Friday night.

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