Alexis Urbina, 17-Year-Old Boxing Champ, Killed in Phoenix

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Alexis Urbina (right), after his youth championship fight in April.


A 17-year-old national boxing champion who was training for the 2016 Olympics has died.

Phoenix police say Alexis Urbina-Ochoa's death is currently being treated as a homicide, although the autopsy results still aren't in.

Police Sergeant Trent Crump says Urbina, who went to South Mountain High School, stayed home from school on Tuesday, and was found unconscious that day.

Urbina died this afternoon.

Police say Urbina had "visible trauma," but there were no obvious signs that anyone broke into his family's home, near Fourth Street and Broadway Road.

However, Crump says investigators now believe items are missing from the home, so robbery is being considered.

Urbina was part of the USA youth national boxing team, and won the national title in the youth 141-pound division earlier this year, when he was 16.

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17 comments
afdhm
afdhm

What a terrible loss. 

MaskedMagician1967
MaskedMagician1967 topcommenter

So very sad for this family.

I wish to extend my most sincere condolences to the friends and family of this young man.

RIP.

Marco Cruz
Marco Cruz

Sounds suspicious and dudes homies look like punks. Im sure there is a lot more to this story and just a simple extreme beating.

Denise Sharp
Denise Sharp

so aweful I pray for his family. And hope they find whoever is responsible and they pay for what they did!

Ryan Jones
Ryan Jones

So he was asleep or dead? What does unconscious mean again?

Dacia Murphy
Dacia Murphy

The sooner we learn to love each other...

mrh0202201091
mrh0202201091

IAM SORRY FOR THE FAMILY OF THIS KID...WHO OBVIOUSLY HAD A BRIGHT FUTURE AHEAD OF HIM...MAY THE GOOD LORD WATCH OVER HIM AND HIS FAMILY....

mephcosby
mephcosby

@Marco Cruz  

 Are you implying his friends murdered him?

mrh0202201091
mrh0202201091

          We must always be careful who our friends are...thats why i don t have to many friends ..really good friends are hard to find..

danzigsdaddy
danzigsdaddy topcommenter

@mrh0202201091  sad to see the loss of any life, but when it is a kid??? that makes it so much worse. sounds like this kid was on his way to being a damn fine role model too.

iustitia_est_defluo
iustitia_est_defluo

@danzigsdaddy @mrh0202201091 while that may be true, in making a determination of who (if anyone) killed him, those investigating should not Deify, or Villaninize the Victim, or those possibly responsible.

Such a thing clouds judgement and leads to investigative bias. Unfortunately few investigators are capable of remaining objective and experience transference, especially when it comes to young victims of high social standing such as this poor young man.

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