Monday, December 5, 2011

Klitschko Cancels Mormeck Fight

With recent surgery WBO/IBF/WBA/IBO/RING heavyweight champion Wladimir Klitschko decided to pull out of his voluntary title defense against Jean-Marc Mormeck scheduled for this Saturday, December 10th.  There are talks that the fight could be rescheduled for March 3, but the IBF would have to approve because Klitschko would be requested to fight a mandatory challenger on that date.

"We hope to know in two or three days. Mormeck is also ready to accept it," Boente said.

Klitschko had abdominal pain in training camp on Friday and went to Innsbruck for treatment before he was transferred to a Duesseldorf hospital where the stone was removed Saturday, but Klitschko returned to the hospital Sunday before a scheduled television appearance.  With there being a complication this close to the fight the team has decided to pull out.   This would have been Wladimir's 20th title bout and his 1st appearance since beating Britain's David Haye for the WBA title strap.

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