The body of boxer Christopher Rivera, who was shot to death on Sunday, is propped up in a fake boxing ring during his wake at the community recreation center within the public housing project where he lived in San Juan, Puerto Rico, Jan. 31, 2014.

The body of box­er Christo­pher Rivera. (AP Photo/Ricardo Arduen­go)

The body of box­er Christo­pher Rivera, who was shot to death on Sun­day, is propped up in a fake box­ing ring dur­ing his wake at the com­mu­ni­ty recre­ation cen­ter with­in the pub­lic hous­ing project where he lived in San Juan, Puer­to Rico, Fri­day, Jan. 31, 2014.  Elsie Rodriguez, vice pres­i­dent of the Marin funer­al home, explained that Rivera had asked his fam­i­ly that if he died, he want­ed his funer­al to make ref­er­ence to his box­ing career.

See more sur­pris­ing pic­tures at Time.com.