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Zsolt Erdei Breaks Ribs, Withdraws From Chilemba Bout

New York, NY -  Former two-division world champion Zsolt Erdei has been forced to withdraw from his much-anticipated September 29th light heavyweight matchup against Isaac Chilemba at the MGM Grand at Foxwoods after suffering two broken ribs in training.  The bout was scheduled to open up the HBO "Boxing After Dark" telecast, which is being headlined by top-rated super middleweight contender Edwin Rodriguez (21-0, 14KO's) defending his USBA championship against undefeated prospect Jason Escalera (13-0-1, 12KO's).

"I can't express enough how disappointed I am," said Erdei.  "I wanted this fight so badly.  To be honest I was so upset when this happened that I thought I would retire, but after speaking with my family and friends I have decided that I will be back.  Fighting is my life and I am going to be coming back soon as possible."

Erdei was in great shape preparing for Chilemba and was getting ready to travel to the U.S. to finish up his training camp when he suffered the injury during sparring.  Erdei was hit with a body shot in an awkward spot causing the ribs to break.  X-rays of the break can be seen below:

An announcement on the third televised fight will be made soon

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by ddangerous on 09-06-2012

Damn, man, between Zsolt and Pirog, their injuries seem to outweigh their actual fights sometimes. :pat:

Comment by JKidd2624 on 09-06-2012

Zsolt injured... in other news, the sun will rise in about an hour.

Comment by Tiozzo on 09-05-2012

when you spend more time injured then you do fighting, I guess it's time to retire

Comment by daggum on 09-05-2012

zsolts been linear champ longer than marvin hagler and carlos monzon were. give the man some respect!

Comment by Jizzme Mack on 09-05-2012

So much for that, fine the man a replacement!

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