3 Days After Pro Debut, Atlantic City Boxer Charged with Killing

Atlantic City police have made an arrest in the January slaying of Nelson Viera.

Police have made an arrest in the January 17th killing of Nelson Viera, one of three homicides in Atlantic City this year. Omar Curry, 24, has been charged with murder and weapons offenses.

Just three days before, Curry boxed at Bally’s Atlantic City. Curry and Marvin Johnson fought to a majority draw in the four-round pro debut for each of the fighters last Saturday in Atlantic City.

“I grew up in a rough neighborhood and got involved in some things,” Curry told The Press of Atlantic City before Saturday’s fight. “But I never lost my love of boxing.”

The Curry-Johnson fight was on the undercard of Mike Jones’s disastrous comeback attempt. Jones, who had last fought in 2012, lost to unheralded Jaime Herrera on Saturday. He retired in the 7th round.

[Press of Atlantic City]