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Boxer now on his feet

Posted on 12/26/2010

Iran Barkley is off the canvas, and just in time for Christmas.

The former middleweight champion, whose heartbreaking descent into homelessness was chronicled by The Post last month, has a roof over his head, a steady job in sight and even his championship belt back.

A Manhattan collector who had bought the boxer’s purloined WBC middleweight title belt returned it to its rightful owner after reading about the case.

Last week, the 50-year-old former champ gripped the green belt, embellished with a gold medallion, a symbol of his stunning 1988 defeat of Thomas Hearns, and grinned just as wide as did the day he won it.

Read more: http://www.nypost.com/p/news/local/bronx/boxer_now_on_his_feet_xgzF6Ows7ryVhXoTuy8zZP#ixzz19HJHvIzv

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