Sammy-Jo Luxton is a popular figure in the MMA scene who transitioned into boxing. Recently, she disclosed her battle with skin cancer.
Luxton took to social media to share the heart-wrenching news, conveying: “You may have seen I’m not on the Paris PFL card, unfortunately I haven’t been well and got diagnosed with melanoma.”
She went on to express, “The lesions are on my feet, so unfortunately after the surgery I won’t be able to kick or grapple until healed. I am truly gutted as my whole year has been preparing for this moment; for something out of my control to take it from me.”
With unwavering determination, Luxton views this phase of her life as yet another formidable adversary to overcome. She optimistically conveys her hope of obtaining medical clearance to compete in December, particularly on the Dublin card.
Luxton continued: “Just viewing this part of my life as another opponent to beat and hopefully I can get the clear to fight in December on the Dublin card!”
She reassured her well-wishers by saying: “I am gonna be spending some time with family and close friends for now, but I’ll keep everyone updated. Sammy-Jo xxx.”
Accompanying her announcement was a selfie taken by the seaside. In her caption, she talked about the situation by stating: “Addressing the elephant in the room. Just something else to add to the crazy autobiography I’ll write when I become world champion.”
Her followers swiftly rallied behind her, flooding her post with well-wishes and encouragement.
One fan said, “In my thoughts get well soon.”
Another assured her: “You’ve got this, just a set back to make for a bigger comeback for you.”
A third fan commented: “F***, that sucks. I’m sorry Sammy. Hope you’re able to recover quickly!”
Luxton boasts an amazing background in Muay Thai, amassing an impressive record of over 70 matches. She entered the world of boxing earlier this year.
Making her foray into boxing, Luxton debuted in February in the undercard of Floyd Mayweather’s exhibition boxing match against Aaron Chalmers. With fierce determination, she secured a unanimous decision victory over her opponent Hayley Barraclough.
Recently, she inked a contract with the PFL. Scheduled to make her inaugural appearance on the Paris card the following month, Luxton’s journey took an unforeseen turn due to her health condition.
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