Thursday December 31, 2015– Howard Davis Jr. passed away on Wednesday December 30, 2015 at the age of 59 after a short battle with cancer. His brother, Kenny Davis, confirmed the news.
Howard Davis Jr. won the Gold Medal in boxing during the 1976 Olympics in Montreal Canada. He is known for having one of the fastest hands in boxing and was one of the most decorated amateur boxers in US history. He broke records in the ring.
Earlier this year; Davis Jr. was diagnosed with stage 4 lung cancer on the week of his 59th birthday. Never one to back down from a fight; Davis Jr. established the Howard Davis Jr. Foundation (www.howarddavisjrfoundation.org) to be a source for educating, financing and encouraging others to get into the ring and clobber cancer, the alternative way!
“I never smoked, I never drank,” says Howard Davis Jr., 1976 Boxing Olympic Gold Medalist, whose recent announcement of his diagnose has many saying, Cancer has met its match!
“I’ve gotten into the ring with a lot of tough fighters and I’m facing this the same way!”
“I’ve been getting calls, emails and letters of support since I released my news and it’s just amazing how many people are affected daily by decisions to be made, where to go and what to do. Let’s knock-out cancer together!” – Howard Davis Jr.
Howard Davis Jr. fought his toughest opponent and we at FightBookMMA.com would like to send our condolences to the Davis family.
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