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 Last update:  12/29/2012       Read more by Jhonny Gonzalez         
   
Wilfred Benitez is Fine, Recovering From Mild Stroke
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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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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]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 that is why he was depleted by age 25.... great champ hope he gets bett...

comment by nycsmooth, on 12-30-2012
I saw Benitez@ 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 pushed & pressured him, and his brothers, something awful...ho...

comment by CubanGuyNYC, on 12-29-2012
[QUOTE=!! Shawn]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 was famous for gym wars, can barely talk now, same with Meldrick Taylor, Philad...

comment by !! Shawn, on 12-29-2012
[QUOTE=CubanGuyNYC]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 recovery.[/QUOTE] Most of the d...

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