Roberto Duran boxed 119 fights between the ages of 16 and 50 — with 103 wins and 16 losses.© AFP
Panamanian Roberto “Hands of Stone” Duran was launched from hospital Thursday after being handled for coronavirus, the six-time boxing world champion introduced by way of social media. “Today, with the blessing of God, I returned home after battling the COVID-19 virus. It was a World Championship fight,” Duran wrote on his Instagram account. The message included a video displaying him leaving the hospital in a wheelchair and sporting a face masks, as medical personnel round him wave small Panamanian flags.
Duran thanked the medical doctors and nurses who “day after day give the best of themselves, regardless of the risk they take. I may be an ex-World Champion, but you are the true CHAMPIONS OF LIFE,” he stated.
Duran, 69, checked into a non-public hospital in Panama City on June 25 after displaying signs of a foul chilly that turned out to be the coronavirus.
Duran boxed 119 fights between the ages of 16 and 50 — with 103 wins and 16 losses. He was knocked out 4 instances, however did the identical to his opponents 70 instances, incomes him the “Hands of Stone” nickname.
Duran is a nationwide hero in Panama as one of many nation’s most well-known athletes together with former New York Yankees baseball participant Mariano Rivera, former Olympic long-jump champion Irving Saladino and former soccer gamers the late Rommel Fernandez and Julio Dely Valdes.
Panama has the very best fee of coronavirus infections in Central America, with 645 deaths and greater than 34,000 instances in a rustic with a inhabitants of simply over 4 million.
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