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Boxer Valero buried in tearful farewell

Updated: April 21, 2010, 7:11 PM ET
Associated Press

EL VIGIA, Venezuela -- Relatives and fans of former boxing champion Edwin Valero gathered for the funeral Wednesday of the troubled fighter who killed himself after slaying his wife.

Hundreds of residents from this small town in southwestern Venezuela attended the Mass for a fighter who rose to national fame before quickly falling into disgrace. Many wept, wiping tears from their faces during the ceremony. Fans, friends and family members later took the coffin containing the boxer's remains ...

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