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NY champion boxer killed in hit-and-run accident in the Bronx

The life of a New York State champion boxer came to a tragic end in a hit-and-run accident Sunday.Family members of 27-year-old Kamel Kalenovic say he was a fighter with a bright future. That is until

News 12 Staff

Jan 1, 2007, 3:32 AM

Updated 6,407 days ago

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The life of a New York State champion boxer came to a tragic end in a hit-and-run accident Sunday.Family members of 27-year-old Kamel Kalenovic say he was a fighter with a bright future. That is until he was struck by a car outside of the Moonlight Restaurant and Bar on Cresent and Belmont avenues. Kalenovic?s uncle says his nephew had broken up a fight inside the bar and was standing on the sidewalk around 5 a.m. His uncle says one of the men that had been fighting then got into his SUV and drove up onto the sidewalk, heading right towards Kalenovic. He says his nephew was hit and dragged by the SUV to a tree where he hit his head. The car then sped off. Kalenovic was taken to Saint Barnabas Hospital where he died.Kalenovic?s family says he was from Yugoslavia and he immigrated to the United States when he was 15 years old. Kalenovic won the New York State Walterweight Boxing title last year. His trainer says he was set to begin training again at the Morris Park


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