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VITALI KLITSCHKO HAVE A KIDNEY STONE REMOVED

03/12/2011 - 10.59.26

 

Klitschko loses stone but Mormeck fight remains on

BERLIN (Reuters) - Heavyweight world champion Vladimir Klitschko broke off training ahead of next week's title defence against French challenger Jean-Marc Mormeck to have a kidney stone removed, his management said Saturday, adding the bout was still going ahead.

Heavyweight boxing title holder Klitschko of Ukraine reacts during a news conference in Duesseldorf

Heavyweight boxing title holder Vladimir Klitschko of Ukraine reacts during a news conference in Duesseldorf October 12, 2011. REUTERS/Ina Fassbender

"Vladimir is now receiving medical treatment," the Ukrainian's management official Klaus-Peter Dittrich told Reuters. "The planning and preparation for the fight are going ahead as planned."

Klitschko, who holds the IBF, IBO, WBO and WBA versions of the title, was taken to hospital in Austria late Friday, where he has set up his training camp ahead of the bout in Duesseldorf on December 10.

The 35-year-old will be looking to clinch his 50th knockout from 60 professional bouts when he takes on the former cruiserweight world champion Mormeck.

Klitschko's older brother, Vitali, holds the only other major heavyweight belt after defending his WBC title in September against Pole Tomasz Adamek.

(Reporting by Karolos Grohmann; Editing by John O'Brien)

Source:  www.sbs.com.au/news/article/1609997/Klitschko-loses-stone-but-Mormeck-fight-remains-on