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Old 02-01-2014, 06:35 AM
 
Location: Tennessee/Michigan
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Even in death, Christopher Rivera Amaro almost looked ready to box, leaning against the corner of a simulated ring.

Mourners who came to his wake in San Juan on Friday found him posed afoot, a yellow hood on his head, sunglasses glasses over his eyes and blue boxing gloves on his hands.

Dead Puerto Rico boxer posed standing in the ring | FOX Sports on MSN
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Old 02-01-2014, 07:21 AM
 
Location: Bel Air, California
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keep your gloves up!
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Old 02-02-2014, 07:38 AM
 
Location: SF Bay Area
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Man, I have never seen anything like that. It's as if they were saying that boxing is what defined this young man. I wonder if he had previously said this is how he wanted to be shown.

Just seems so tacky to me. I saw some other comments that said that this was disgusting, sick, and disturbing, and I would agree with all of these. Incredible.
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Old 02-08-2014, 10:13 PM
 
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???? What? Why?
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Old 02-12-2014, 11:37 PM
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Location: Fort Worth
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Yeah, people have actually been doing things like this for centuries.

It seems tacky and strange to us. I sure as hell wouldn't want my body to be seen that way (and certainly with NO ONE taking my picture) but if that's what he and the family wanted, I guess you just have to accept it.
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Old 02-13-2014, 12:26 AM
 
Location: Old Mother Idaho
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A couple of weeks ago, an old Ohio guy was buried riding his Harley.
Ohio biker, 82, is buried on his Harley

Here's another, who was buried in his kayak.
http://duckduckgrayduck.com/tag/weird-funeral/

While unusual, these odd funerals happen very regularly all over the world.
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