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Wilfredo Gomez in critical condition

Updated: March 27, 2013, 6:32 PM ET
Associated Press

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."

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