- Leon Spinks has been hospitalised in a Vegas hospital
- Details surrounding his illness are unclear at this time
- The boxer is famously known for beating Muhammad Ali
Legendary boxer Leon Spinks has been hospitalised and is currently fighting for his life. The boxer is known for famously beating Muhammad Ali in 1978.
TMZ reported that his wife Brenda and their family have graciously thanked all of Leon's friends and fans for all of the outpouring support.
It is not clear what happened to the 66-year-old but his family has asked for privacy during this time. According to TMZ, Brenda described the situation as an "obstacle" in her husband's path.
Leon is not a stranger to medical emergencies and was last hospitalised back in 2014 when a chicken bone did major damage to his intestines. He underwent surgery and had to go through rehabilitation.
Leon's boxing career peaked in 1978 when he beat Muhammad Ali to win the heavyweight championship of the world. This was one of the most memorable upsets in boxing history.
Meanwhile, Briefly.co.za previously reported that US boxing icon Patrick Day passed away a few weeks ago after a knock-out fight against Charles Conwell. Making it all the way to the 10th round, Day sustained fatal traumatic brain injuries. Fans shared their condolences to the star's family and friends after the tragic incident.
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