Former world champ shot dead in brawl


SANTO DOMINGO (Dominican Republic): Former world super bantamweight champion Agapito Sanchez died on Tuesday after being shot in a bar brawl in Santo Domingo, Dominican police said. 

Sanchez was shot twice by a sergeant of the Dominican armed forces on Sunday after the boxer refused to let the military man dance with his partner, police spokesman Simon Diaz said. 

Sanchez had been playing dominoes in the bar. He was operated on in hospital but died on Tuesday morning. He was 35. 

The gunman was also treated in hospital after being beaten by Sanchez's companions, the police spokesman said. – Reuters 

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