Boston bombing suspect was Golden Gloves fighter

One of the two main suspects in the horrific recent attacks at the finish line to the Boston Marathon, competed in the US National Golden Gloves competition in 2009, it has now been revealed.

26 year-old Tamerlan Tsarnaev, who is originally from Chechnya but has spent the last ten years on American soil, was shot dead by police after a shoot-out last night after being identified as one of the culprits sought by the FBI over the bombings carried out on Monday.

Although Tsarnaev lost his first round contest in the tournament four years ago according to records at the amateur event, it has been reported in some quarters that the former fighter and wrestler once harboured hopes of competing for the USA at the Olympics.

Upon his death, more details are emerging on the lifestyle of Tsarnaev and his 19 year-old brother Dzhokhar, who now stand accused of committing the worst act of terrorism in the United States since the 2001 attacks on the World Trade Center.