Boxer Cestone Passes Unexpectedly
Bobby Hitz and the Hitz Boxing Family are sad to announce the loss of Chicago native and once-beaten 39-year-old cruiserweight Kevin Cestone, who passed away suddenly earlier this week.
Cestone (5-1, 3 KOs), who returned to boxing last May after 10-year retirement, was in the process of transitioning into a trainer and starting his own boxing gym when tragedy struck. The cause of death is still unknown.
Cestone had worked as a stock trader in his native Chicago and was a father of three small children. He was a former five-time Golden Gloves Champion who went 67-4 as an amateur.
“I’ve known Kevin and his family since he was eight years old and this is a terrible tragedy,” said a still shocked Hitz. “Kevin is a member of the Hitz Boxing family and he will be sorely missed.”
Kevin Cestone’s wake is scheduled for Friday, April 15 in Roselle, Illinois at Salernos (located at 450 Lake St) from 5 pm to 9 pm. Church Service will be held on Saturday.