“Buffalo police say the 35 year old was attacked, shot and stabbed early Sunday morning. The incident happened at 3:30am on East Delavan Ave. Police say Thompson faces surgery on Monday at ECMC.
Thompson has been a professional boxer since 1992, compiling a record of 27-13-2. He was scheduled to fight Thursday in Texas.
Thompson’s most notable fight came in 2000, when he lost to Fernando Vargas in Las Vegas. That fight was for the IBF Light Heavyweight Title. His last prominent fight came in 2004, when he lost to Kelly Pavlik in Las Vegas.”
On a side note- Thompson was sheduled to fight Chris Henry on June 4th, but the fight was doubtful due to Henry’s arrest and alleged drug use a few nights earlier (also reported on by the BTBC).