SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — Retired Puerto Rican boxing great Wilfred Benitez has been hospitalized in the U.S. territory after family members worried he might have suffered a stroke.
Yvonne Benitez tells The Associated Press that her brother will remain under observation for 72 hours. She said Friday that the family is awaiting medical tests results but that the 54-year-old Benitez is doing well and reading newspapers and magazines.
Benitez is the youngest fighter to ever win a world title, at 17 years old, but he struggled with traumatic brain injuries later in life. He was previously hospitalized in October 1996 after being found unconscious at home and currently uses a wheelchair.
Benitez's record is 53-8-1, with 31 knockouts.
Republican Party, R.I.P. (1854 - 2016) | RedState
John Ransom - Chinese Markets Bear Stamp: Made in USA
Vox "Smart Take" Pushes Gun Confiscation. Here's What Would Happen If They Tried. - Bearing Arms - 2nd Amendment, Gun Confiscation
Small But Honest Columnist Again Forced to Correct Highest-Rated Show on Cable TV | Human Events
Mollie Hemingway amazed how quickly Planned Parenthood's self-funded report made headlines
Mike Adams - Get Out of My Class and Leave America
Obama’s NLRB just redefined the word “employer” and it’s going to be bad - Hot Air