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Katsidis Hit With Bad Medical Verdict, Likely To Retire

By Luke Furman

Junior welterweight Michael Katsidis (28-6, 23KOs) has received a very bad medical verdict after having MRI and CAT scans conducted in Sydney. The boxer, 32, has now withdrawn from a planned fight on February 21 in Melbourne. He is likely going to retire.

The exact details of the medical examination have not been revealed. Katsidis took a bad beating in several fights and lost four of his last five.

Katsidis' trainer Johnny Lewis told The Daily Telegraph.

"Michael was crying over this news," Lewis said. "It's heartbreaking. He wants to speak to his family first before announcing anything but really I'm glad the tests have stopped him fighting before something really bad happened."

"Boxing is a tough sport and it's no good taking chances with your health. Michael is a great bloke with a wife and young daughter and he has so much in his life to be happy about even though this chapter of his boxing career is closing."

Luke Furman covers boxing for bokser.org.

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by S. Saddler 1310 on 02-12-2013

[QUOTE=screwhead1;13026744]This **** is really sad...katsidis is another victim who will never be the same and all we can say is good luck chuck...it's a brutal sport but it seems we'd rather them punch drunk with our respect over healthy with…

Comment by newcastleking on 02-12-2013

Ill tell you what, i wont ever forget Katsidis, ive always had respect for that guy.

Comment by screwhead1 on 02-12-2013

This **** is really sad...katsidis is another victim who will never be the same and all we can say is good luck chuck...it's a brutal sport but it seems we'd rather them punch drunk with our respect over healthy with…

Comment by seanthetaxi on 02-12-2013

so long great warrior. you will never be forgotten.

Comment by Doctor_Tenma on 02-12-2013

I pretty much called this a while back, said he needed to retire, his defense was worse than Gatti's, that's saying a lot.

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