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Australian Coast boxer Troy Waters, age 53, fought till the end with leukemia. It’s sad news for all of his fans and followers as he passed away after a long battle.
Waters was a light middleweight boxer who was the member of Australian National Boxing Hall of Fame. He was one of the Australian boxing stars of the 1980s and early 1990s.
It all happened in the year 2014 when the boxer, Troy Waters, suffered from a rare blood cancer called ‘acute myeloid leukemia.’ In the December of the same year, had a bone-marrow transplant from his brother Dean.
A close friend and a former boxer, Jamie Pittman said,
“He’d been battling hard for four years, it’s just an awful disease. There were a few stages where we thought he’d get on top of it, but unfortunately, it was just too much for him,”
Jamie Pittman added;
“He had such a big impact to all the young boxers growing up on the Central Coast. We were talking about it his morning, how devastating it is to have lost our biggest hero.”
Browse below to know more details of Australian boxer Troy Waters, his wiki facts and married life details along with Troy Waters net worth.
Who Is Troy Waters Wife?
Before a death occurs, most of the people dream of living a life with husband/wife until the last. But to the boxer Troy Waters; he lived a happy married life with his wife Michelle Waters. However, he couldn’t remain with her until the end.
After staying in the hospital for an extended period, Waters appeared to be recovering yet it came back. Describing how he felt due to the diagnosis, Waters said,
“I was at work and bruises came up on my legs. I felt really lethargic,’’ “After five weeks I knew something was wrong. The doctor told me it could be cancer.”
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At first, boxer Troy Waters couldn’t believe it, he said,
“I thought ‘no.’ I’ve been very healthy. I don’t drink or smoke. I run and work out and eat very healthy food. I see people down at the pub who smoke and drink, and nothing happens to them.’’
Although the news of the diagnosis coming back discovered, he would fight it for his family saying,
“It floored me when I discovered it came back. I have to fight it. I can’t give up, and I am going to fight it for me, my wife Michelle and children Nate, 14, and Shontae, 11.”
Waters got to live with his wife and children even if it’s for a short time. His son, Nate, is a representative player at the Central Coast Mariners Academy.
Boxer Troy Waters Wiki Facts
Australian light middleweight boxer, Troy Weston Waters (23 April 1965 – 18 May 2018) fought for the world title three times. Troy Waters has a height of 180cm.
Troy Waters is the son of Ces Waters. Waters has altogether two brothers- Dean (eldest) and Guy and a sister named Tracey Waters. The boxers had an abusive father who put them in serious training.
In the late 1980s, because of the violence, Troy and Guy fled their Kulnura farm. Meanwhile, Troy’s father convinced his eldest son and another man training at the property called Damon Cooper, to kill horsebreaker Alan Hall (the Water’s stepmother’s son) with a shotgun.
To confess the murder, Dean walked into Wyong police station in 1996 and early 1997, their father died. Regarding this matter, Troy said,
“Obviously what Dean did was not nice, but dad was a master of brainwashing, getting people to do things that they really didn’t want to do.”
Furthermore, boxer Troy Waters last fight was in 1998 with a professional record of 28-5 with 20 KOs. As of now, Troy Waters net worth is under review.