Professional Boxer. He was the former International Boxing Council Junior-Welterweight Champion from 1991 until abandoning the title to move up in weight-class. Born in St. Louis, he moved to Philadelphia in 1985 where he launched his professional career as a prizefighter. He earned his first world championship title chance against the Guyanese fighter Donald Allison on February 1st, 1991 and was victorious with a 12 round unanimous decision capturing the IBC Junior-Welterweight Title.
Retired welterweight boxing champion Tony Martin, who had a record of 34-6-1, was shot to death at age 52 in Philadelphia on March 10, 2013, when he tried to evict a tenant from his rooming house because the tenant had a gun.
- February, 24, 1961
- St. Louis City Missouri
- March, 10, 2013
- Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
- Washington Crossing National Cemetery
- Newtown, Pennsylvania