The latest from the close relatives of T&T boxer Michael Alexander out of the Port-of-Spain General Hospital is that he's still listed in very critical condition on Friday, following a vehicular accident on Wednesday evening in Diego Martin.
The 28-year-old Alexander was riding his motorcycle when it collided with a van at the corner of Cicada Drive, River Estate and North Coast Road.
Following the incident, Alexander who won bronze at the 2014 Commonwealth Games in Glasgow, Scotland was taken to the St James Medical Complex, Western Main Road, St James before he was later transferred to the Port-of-Spain General Hospital.
Alexander also won bronze at the Pan Am Championships in 2013 in the men's light welterweight (64kg); the 2014 Central American and Caribbean (CAC) Games, and at the 2019 Pan American Games, suffered a punctured lung, two broken ribs and a broken left hand.
In addition, he also has a silver medal from the 2018 CAC Games and was a hopeful for the T&T Olympic Games team later this year.
Cecil Forde, president of the T&T Boxing Association (TTBA) said yesterday that the entire boxing fraternity is praying for Alexander and that he has a speedy recovery.
Forde told Guardian Media Sports on Friday that: “I know it will be tough for him and his family, but we all have to wish for the best. I know that the doctors will be doing all they can for him at this critical stage. He is still in the Intensive Care Unit (ICU)."
Reynold Cox, a vice president of the TTBA and Alexander's coach for more than a decade said on Friday: "He's still in a very serious condition but he's stable."
On Thursday, Brian Lewis, president of the T&T Olympic Committee (TTOC) stated that Alexander is currently in the toughest fight of his life.
He said, "Alexander is one of our Olympic scholarship athletes and has done the country proud at numerous tournaments and I know he will put up a strong battle all the way. There’s no denying the fact that he is a great boxer and he has shown himself to be fearless and courageous in the ring, and I expect him to be that way as he fights for survival as well.
"The most important thing right now is for us to wish him well through prayer and hope that with the help of the doctors he will be able to make a full recovery," he ended.