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9th December 2011 - News report

BOXING LEGEND DIAGNOSED WITH PARKINSON'S DISEASE

The former world boxing champion, the Colombian Antonio Cervantes, has been diagnosed with Parkinson's Disease. After Muhammad Ali he is the most successful boxer ever to have Parkinson's Disease. Antonio Cervantes grew up in Colombia shining shoes and selling contraband cigarettes in order to survive. He became a professional boxer whilst still only 18. He became the World Light Welterweight champion in 1972. He held the world title twice, from 1972 to 1976 and 1977 to 1980. He successfully defended his world title 16 times, and had a total of 21 world championship contests. He retired from boxing in 1983 having had 106 contests. For more information go to Antonio Cervantes. Doctors said that he had serious health problems, including difficulties in communicating and eating. He is 65 years old. For more current news go to Parkinson's Disease News.

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