Sports

Ex-Boxing Champ Leon Spinks Diagnosed with Prostate Cancer

Former heavyweight boxing champion Leon Spinks, diagnosed with prostate cancer in June, has undergone three rounds of chemotherapy that failed to prevent the spread of the disease to his bones.

Doctors placed him on a ventilator in November, giving the 66-year-old, who also suffers from dementia, just two weeks to live. But his defiance of those odds clearly demonstrates his resilience, his wife Brenda said.

“He’s a champion, he’s going to keep fighting,” she told USA Today, adding that Spinks has lost 80 pounds over the past year and has been prescribed medical marijuana to improve his mood and get along with those providing care.

Spinks shocked the world in 1978 by defeating Muhammad Ali for the heavyweight championship.

Tags
Show More

Related Articles

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *


By submitting this form, you are consenting to receive marketing emails from: Washington Informer Newspaper, 3117 Martin Luther King Jr. Ave SE, Washington, DC, 20032, http://www.washingtoninformer.com. You can revoke your consent to receive emails at any time by using the SafeUnsubscribe® link, found at the bottom of every email. Emails are serviced by Constant Contact

Back to top button

Subscribe today for free and be the first to have news and information delivered directly to your inbox.


By submitting this form, you are consenting to receive marketing emails from: Washington Informer Newspaper, 3117 Martin Luther King Jr. Ave SE, Washington, DC, 20032, http://www.washingtoninformer.com. You can revoke your consent to receive emails at any time by using the SafeUnsubscribe® link, found at the bottom of every email. Emails are serviced by Constant Contact
Close

Adblock Detected

Please consider supporting us by disabling your ad blocker