3 weight titleholder Jeff Fenech in a bad way

DB Cooper

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Jeff Fenech has been rushed into intensive care in Bangkok thinking he was dying.

Heard on a podcast a few days ago he was having trouble doing ringwork with his fighters. But it was being put down to arthritis or similar.

Not the case it seems, and Fenech is said to be suffering from a heart infection and pneumonia. If antibiotics don't remedy things he may need to have emergency surgery.
 

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As best I understand it, Jeff Fenech's emergency heart surgery is scheduled for this evening Thailand time. So perhaps a handful of hours from now.

Good luck champ.
 

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Filling in a few of the gaps regarding Jeff Fenech's condition :

Jeff was in Thailand training boxers, including Jack Brubaker, when he began coughing up blood on Friday and was rushed to hospital.

He is in a lot of pain and hasn’t slept for at least 6 days.

He can’t sleep and when he does he struggles to breathe, so he’s too scared to sleep.

The infection has blocked a valve in his heart and caused bleeding on his lungs.

https://www.ringnews24.com/2019/10/07/jeff-fenech-to-undergo-heart-surgery-in-thailand/
 

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Broke the mold as a fighter, only his brittle hands held him back. Would destroy anyone today not named Inoue.
 

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Broke the mold as a fighter, only his brittle hands held him back. Would destroy anyone today not named Inoue.
The hands were his handbrake. But his intensity all but made up for his inability to hit as hard as he would have liked.

If not for the rip off in Vegas he would have been a 4 weight champion in a time when nobody did that.
 
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Fenech's surgery has been completed. Went for something like 6 hours, I believe.

He is still with us. But that's about all I know thus far.
 

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The hands were his handbrake. But his intensity all but made up for his inability to hit as hard as he would have liked.

If not for the rip off in Vegas he would have been a 4 weight champion in a time when nobody did that.
Could you imagine the matchups: Morales, Barrera, Hamed. I'd have paid to fly up and see Hamed vs Fenech.
 
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Fenech says he is still in pain but is recovering well and now in his own room. Says the doctors are amazed at his recovery but they won't let him return to Australia in time for his daughter's wedding for fear of more infection.
 

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Jeff Fenech was able - against doctor's wishes - to fly back to Australia only 10 days after his heart surgery to attend his daughter's wedding.

Fenech is now at home but still has a tube and bag connected to him that will remain in place for about another month and the chance of another infection occurring is a constant threat.

Jeff Fenech said in an interview only days ago that he has already been suffering the after affects of his boxing career before this heart issue came along. He says his memory has been deteriorating for some time and he is booked in for an MRI this week to further explore that.
 

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