More sad news from Fightnews:
Nick Charles, the respected television journalist and veteran ShoBox: The New Generation play-by-play announcer, is taking a leave of absence from SHOWTIME, effective immediately, due to Stage IV urothelial carcinoma. Charles has been an integral part of SHOWTIME Sports and the highly acclaimed ShoBox series since its debut in July 2001. He has called hundreds of fights on SHOWTIME and other networks throughout his illustrious broadcasting career. "All of us at Showtime are behind Nick and his family in this difficult fight," said Ken Hershman, Senior VP and General Manager of SHOWTIME Sports. "We look forward to his full recovery and return to ShoBox telecasts."
"Having bladder cancer is clearly the greatest challenge of my life," said Charles. "Now it’s time for a face-first assault. Like a fighter, just give me one round at a time and I’ll eventually win. I have a positive attitude, a strong Christian faith, and an amazing support system especially within the boxing family."
Another blow to the boxing community here. My thoughts and prayers are with Nick on a speedy recovery.
More from SC: Nick Charles is a staple of Showtime boxing and one of those voices we are extremely familiar hearing associated with the sport. Bad Left Hook and I'm sure the entire boxing community sends our best wishes for a quick recovery and a return to the commentary booth. Get well soon, Nick.