McGuigan visualized with his child Danika at the Savoy Cinema in Dublin in 2008.
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In a heartbreaking interview on the Late Show, the former featherweight world champ exposed the devastation he and his family feel daily.
” She was such a crucial part of our lives in everything, even my four grandchildren – my most current grandchild is Mila Nika McGuigan.
” She was such a family individual.”.
” And every time I look at them I think of her and she loved those kids. She loved Tadhg, who is my very first grandchild, who she enjoyed and invested so much time with.
He told Ryan Tubridy: “I understand there are loads of moms and dads who have lost their children and I know how ravaging that is, how tough it is. My heart goes out to all of them.
McGuigan opened to Ryan Tubridy on the Late Show
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” They will comprehend just the pain of daily, its the exact same.
The Irishman gone over Danikas health struggles as a child as she fought Leukemia when she was 11, and broke down in tears as he remembered the moment he discovered she was suffering from tumours in her liver and intestine.
Boxing fans sent messages of assistance to McGuigan following the interview, with one tweeting him: “Barry McGuigan was my hero from a really young age, Im in bits enjoying him speak about his child.
McGuigans daughter Danika passed away of cancer at the age of 33 in 2019.
Barry McGuigan has actually courageously opened about the death of his daughter for the very first time after she died from cancer in 2019.
” Hes a real hero to me now once again, to show sorrow like that on television is really brave and shows what a terrific daddy and genuine person he is.”.