The shooting occurred a couple of blocks away from the boxing gym where Augustus trained. As of yet the police have not uncovered any suspects or motives behind the crime.
One of Augustus’ friends told the newspaper, “I just know he got shot in the back of the head, and that he is on life support right now.”
Boxing writer Corey Erdman recently stated, “According to Emanuel Augustus’ family, he is breathing with the assistance of a machine, but the bullet is lodged in the back of his head.”
Augustus in his career earned fight of the year honors in 2001 with his bout against Micky Ward. Floyd Mayweather Jr. has also praised Augustus in many interviews as being the toughest opponent he’s every fought.