What Is The Status Of Boxing Legend Roberto Duran?
Following a lengthy stay in the hospital, Roberto Duran appears to have won against his most violent opponent yet.
The 69-year-old Boxing Hall of Famer experienced cold-like symptoms and had a lung that wasn’t working 100% due to a previous injury he suffered, according to his son Robin. Duran (103-16) has been in the hospital since June 25 after testing positive for COVID-19. Just recently, Duran announced that he is being discharged from the hospital.
The post, which shows him giving a thumbs up to all hospital workers, stated (via CBS Sports):
“Good afternoon my people! Today, with God’s favor, I returned home after battling the COVID-19 virus. It was a World Championship fight, which I could win as a team, with the support, love and dedication of a medical team, who not only took care of me, but of all the patients, who, like me, fought in the hospital against this virus, which does not discriminate against legends, world titles, social status, race, religion, etc … To all those people who continue in the fight, I send a lot of strength and my prayers, to their relatives so that they do not lose their hopes and know that God is in control.
“To all my fans around the world, I thank you for praying for me and for all your messages of encouragement. I will never tire of thanking all the doctors, nurses, who give their best every day, regardless of the risk they take. I may be a former World Champion, but you are the true CHAMPIONS OF LIFE. I care for you all, please # stay in the house, follow the # quarantine and under no circumstances let anyone enter your house. Stone hands.”
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Buenas tardes mi gente! Hoy, con el favor de Dios, regresé a casa después de batallar contra el virus COVID-19. Fue una pelea de Campeonato Mundial, que pude ganar en equipo, con el apoyo, cariño y dedicación de un cuerpo médico, que no solamente cuidó de mi persona, sino de todos los pacientes, que cómo yo, peleábamos en el hospital contra este virus, que no conoce de leyendas, títulos mundiales, estatus social, raza, religión, etc… A todas esas personas que siguen en la pelea, les mando mucha fuerza y mis oraciones, a sus familiares para que no pierdan sus esperanzas y sepan que Dios tiene el control. A todos mis fanáticos alrededor del Mundo, les doy las gracias por orar por mi y por todos sus mensajes de aliento. No me cansaré de darles las gracias a todos los doctores, enfermeros/as, que día a día dan lo mejor de si, sin importar el riesgo que toman. Yo seré un ex Campeón Mundial, pero ustedes son los verdaderos CAMPEONES DE LA VIDA. Se les quiere, por favor #quédateencasa, sigue la #cuarentena y bajo ninguna circunstancia dejes entrar a nadie a tú casa. Manos de Piedra.
Duan, 69, turned professional in 1968. He is most known for fighting in four different weight classes and winning gold in each: lightweight, welterweight, light middleweight, and middleweight. A lineal champion as well, Duran held that distinction in the middleweight, welterweight, and lightweight divisions. After retiring in 2001, Duran was inducted into the World Boxing Hall of Fame in 2006 and the International Boxing Hall of Fame in 2007.
It was reported that following a birthday celebration Duran caught the virus. He will now look to rest in his home over the next few weeks.