Former IBO light heavyweight champ Sven Fornling was taken to hospital last night after suffering a hard-fought TKO loss to Dominic Boesel in Halle / Saale in Germany.
This morning, Swedish public service TV got a hold on Fornling, who picked up the phone and told a reporter that he shouldn´t be talking as he had what the boxer described as "bleeding in the head" - and this quickly made big headlines in Swedish media.
However, a bit later Fornling´s manager Christoffer Cederblad told media that there was no bleeding on the brain - but that Sven would remain in intensive care for at least another day but that his tests seemed to be ok.
When it comes to his future in boxing - it´s still an open question but Fornling´s promoter, Erol Ceylan, hinted that retirement would be best for the Swede, who has a physically demanding style of boxing and tends to take too much punishment.
This means that every fight is tough for him and the fight against Boesel was very tough for Fornling, who looked totally spent at the end of the contest.. He had quite simply given all he had and came up second best.
When Fornling won the IBO title by beating Karo Murat, the win itself was perfectly all right but as BoxingScene.com pointed out back then - Murat fought with one arm for most of the fight after injuring his left shoulder - and that paved the way for Fornling´s win after another very demanding fight that saw the Swede close to being stopped in the final round.