Former boxing heavyweight champion Leon Spinks has been diagnosed with prostate cancer, according to TMZ Sports.
"Leon is currently in intensive care of a Las Vegas hospital receiving attentive medical care to suppress prostate cancer which he was diagnosed with earlier this year and has since spread to his bladder.
Spinks never won the heavyweight title for a second time but enjoyed a successful pro career that saw him finish with a 26-17-3 record.
"In 2012, he was diagnosed with brain trauma at the Lou Ruvo Center for Brain health," Lupiani wrote.
Spinks lives in Las Vegas with his wife, Brenda Glur Spinks.