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Wilfred Benitez is Fine, Recovering From Mild Stroke

By Jhonny Gonzalez

Former world boxing champion Wilfred "El Radar" Benitez is recovering from a mild stroke that he suffered at his home on Thursday, and he's expected to be discharged from Ashford Presbyterian Hospital in Puerto Rico on Monday. The former boxer, 54, suffers from chronic traumatic encephalopathy, a condition that prevents him from communicating effectively. Benitez lost "a bit" of mobility in his face and tests are being conducted to determine the long term effects of the stroke.

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User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by jri9d0 on 12-30-2012

Man, this has been a rough 2012 for boxing. GOD bless the man!

Comment by ajgyagajg1 on 12-30-2012

[QUOTE=Sttag;12870287]I always thought he was an addict..? is there any truth to this? Sorry if anyone take offense, not my intention.[/QUOTE] na men thats not true what happen to him was the punches he took do affect the head so…

Comment by nycsmooth on 12-30-2012

I saw [email protected] an event 2 yrs ago in PR honoring him, & he was virtually non communicative...this afflication has, over the years, not recently, has debilitated him tremendously...he never was a drug user 2 my knowledge but the father…

Comment by CubanGuyNYC on 12-29-2012

[QUOTE=!! Shawn;12870805]Most of the damage is taken in the gym. Fights with a history of having wars in the gym are usually the ones that end up slurring. Lots of fighter from the Kronk for example, Tommy Hearns, Terry Norris…

Comment by !! Shawn on 12-29-2012

[QUOTE=CubanGuyNYC;12870556]I never quite understood why a fighter with such a reputation as a defensive genius should've suffered such a terrible physical collapse. Your explanation is reasonable. It’s sad to see what’s become of “El Radar”. I wish Wilfredo a speedy…

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