NEW YORK (FOX 5 NEWS) - This isn't the Howard Davis Jr. that so many of us remember. There is something about seeing a man fight for his life -- and not any man, a gold medal champion boxer -- that makes you reflect on your own. He says when cancer was first diagnosed, he couldn't believe it. He says he never smoked or drank in his life.
The champ is up against the ropes. He has cancer in his liver, lower left back, bones, right shoulder and lungs. Doctors gave him four months. They say he is on borrowed time. But at only 59, according to Davis, there is a lot of living left to do. He and his wife have a successful promotions company in South Florida, but it's not easy. What Howard won't tell you is that about 70 percent of his bills aren't being covered by insurance.