- Jimmy Glenn died from coronavirus complications
- The iconic boxer reportedly contracted the infection in April
- Glenn retired with a 14-2 record, but lost to iconic Floyd Patterson
Jimmy Glenn has passed on after he reportedly contracted the dreaded coronavirus in April and was immediately hospitalised.
It was gathered that he did not require a ventilator as at that time.
The 89-year-old iconic New York bar owner died after a brave fight against coronavirus as the world continue to battle the raging pandemic.
The former cut man to heavyweight Michael Spinks was an amateur in the 1940s as a welterweight and middleweight.
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Glenn retired with a 14-2 record even fighting, but losing, to the great heavyweight champion Floyd Patterson.
It was gathered that he once had a sparring session with the great Muhammad Ali before he opened a gym at the Times Square, but that building was later demolished in the 1980s.
Promoter Lou DiBella tweeted: “My heart is broken right now. Jimmy Glenn was more than a friend to me, he was my family.
“Along with my late Dad, Jimmy was the best man I have ever known.
“He was a source of unconditional love and support in my life for 30 years."
Just recently, Boxing legend Mike Tyson expressed sadness after the passing of former American professional football icon Tom Dempsey.
The 73-year-old was said to have died after contracting deadly coronavirus that has been ravaging the world since December 2019.
Tyson recounted how the man who was born without toes inspired him following his rise in his active days in football.
According to BBC Sport, the American set a 43-year record in the NFL after scoring a 63-yard kick in 1970 - and it was only beaten in 2013. His 11-year career span saw him play for five major teams and he won several awards to crown his efforts and contributions on the field.
Reports claim he was already battling with Alzheimer's and dementia since 2012, before being diagnosed with COVID-19 on 25 March.
Legit.ng earlier compiled a list of some celebrities who have died due to coronavirus pandemic.
The disease does not differentiate between common people and celebrities. So, who are the celebrities dead from coronavirus?
Who are these celebrities and entertainers whose lives were taken by the new coronavirus? It is sad to admit that this list will grow in the nearest future, as the pandemic is not likely to cease soon.
The last weeks of March 2020 showed a shocking increase in the number of people infected with the novel coronavirus worldwide and, sadly, an increase in the number of deaths too.
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