JEFF FENECH IN FIGHT OF HIS LIFE IN THAI HOSPITAL
AUSTRALIAN boxing legend Jeff Fenech is fighting for life in a Thailand hospital.
A three-time world champion, Fenech was rushed to intensive care on Friday night after contracting pneumonia.
He said he was “shaking, sweating and could barely talk through delirium”.
Fenech, 55, is unsure when he will be discharged with wife, Suzee, ready to board a flight to Bangkok.
Aside from pneumonia, Fenech has severe pain in his shoulder, legs and is also fighting a lung infection.
“I have never been in this pain in my life. Every night I think I’m not going to wake up tomorrow,” he said.
Fenech travelled to Thailand last Tuesday with about 10 of his boxers, including Brock Jarvis and Nader Hamden, for a training camp. His health deteriorated at their hotel on Friday night and he was taken to intensive care with a high temperature and low blood pressure.
“My lungs are gone,” he said. “I’m in all this pain. I wanted to rest (at the hotel). I hadn’t been out of the room. Then all of a sudden, the ambulance came.
“The pain, brother, you don’t know. I can’t sleep I’m in that much pain, I can’t roll, I can’t move. I am coughing up blood.”
Fenech’s family desperately want him home for daughter Jessica’s wedding on Saturday week.
Wife Suzee said he complained last Sunday he couldn’t move his arms.
“He shouldn’t have gone but he didn’t want to let the boys down,” Suzee said.
“He has been ringing me all night. He sounds like he is in so much pain. I have been with him for 24 years.”