Troy native Bobby Miller, a cutman involved in the boxing business for more than 50 years, is fighting for his life following a car collision over the weekend.
The 70 year-old, known by many as the best cutman in the United States, has cornered for many fighters, including former world heavyweight champion Tyson Fury and Canada’s Tony Luis.
Details are sketchy right now on what exactly happened to Miller but the boxing world are pulling for the cornerman, who was inducted into the New York State Boxing Hall of Fame last year.
Both Fury and Luis, along with many others, have made their worry public over the last few hours.
Prayers going out to my cuts man from New York Bob Miller and his family. Wishing you a swift recovery. God bless
— GYPSYKING, (@Tyson_Fury) October 16, 2016
“I’m reaching out to my boxing family for prayers. My cutman Bob Miller has been in a serious car accident. Many questions left unanswered right now,” said Luis.
“You stuck by me on my worst night and celebrated with me on my best night. And you’ve been my friend all in between. Anyone who knows Bob knows it’s way too early to count him out. We love ya Bobby.”
Miller who has two sons who are boxers and once famously said, ‘I’m never going to retire’ and ‘boxing is like being an alcoholic. Once you get involved in boxing, it draws you in and you can’t leave it’ has the sincere thoughts of everyone at WBN for a speedy recovery.