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SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico - Former Puerto Rican world champion boxer Wilfredo Gomez is in critical condition in a hospital following respiratory failure, a family spokesman said Wednesday.
Erick Rodriguez told The Associated Press that the 56-year-old Gomez, widely considered to be the best Puerto Rican fighter in history, is struggling to recover from a lung infection.
"The next 72 hours are going to be crucial," Rodriguez said. "He's in danger of contracting pneumonia."