Leon Spinks Diagnosed With Prostate Cancer
Boxing legend Leon Spinks is battling prostate cancer that spread to his bladder but the family is hopeful he’ll pull through according to TMZ.
66-year-old Spinks has been fighting for his life in a Las Vegas hospital and according to a family member:
“Leon is currently in intensive care of a Las Vegas hospital receiving attentive medical care to suppress prostate cancer which he was diagnosed with earlier this year and has since spread to his bladder. The last few months have been an agonizing roller coaster for Leon and his wife, Brenda, with continuous hospital stays.”
Leon Spinks is an American former professional boxer who competed from 1977 to 1995.
In his eighth professional fight, he won the undisputed heavyweight championship in 1978 after defeating Muhammad Ali in a split decision, in what was considered one of the biggest upsets in boxing history.
Spinks was later stripped of the WBC title for facing Ali in an unapproved rematch seven months later, which he lost by unanimous decision.