Nick Charles, a former CNN sportscaster and current Showtime boxing announcer, is in the fight of his life, battling an aggressive form of bladder cancer, reports the Atlanta Journal-Constitution.
Charles, who is 63 and was one of CNN’s most popular sports personalities, knows that the clock is ticking for him and has chosen an intense chemotherapy treatment to extend his life expectancy so he can enjoy what time he has left with his 4-year-old daughter.
“I made up my mind I want to stay on this [aggressive track] as long as I can, no matter how much it hurts, because I want to see my daughter,” Charles told the paper.
Charles’ latest work with Showtime involves hosting the boxing series “ShoBox: The Next Generation.” After a few remaining episodes, he intends to hang up the microphone. “I’ll call it a career,” he said.
Nick Charles is married to CNN International producer Cory Charles.