Skoglund Placed in Medically Induced Coma, Suffers Brain Bleed

By Elliot Foster

Erik Skoglund has been placed in a coma after suffering a bleed on the brain.

The super-middleweight was due to fight in London next weekend against Rocky Fielding for the vacant WBC Silver title.

But the Swede was forced to wait to enter the ring after the December 17 fight night, at the O2 Arena, exclusively live on Sky Sports Box Office, was postponed after David Haye withdrew from his main event heavyweight rematch against Tony Bellew.

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Skoglund, 26, was sparring earlier this week in preparation for a ring return, having not been in there since his September defeat to Callum Smith in the quarter-final of the World Boxing Super Series, but he suffered an injury.

As a result of the injury suffered, it has now been confirmed that, Skoglund was forced to undergo emergency surgery to repair a bleed on the brain after being placed in a medically induced coma.

A statement from his promoters, Team Sauerland, who describe themselves as “heartbroken” given recent events, read: “As previously reported, Erik Skoglund was taken to hospital yesterday having felt ill after a training session in his hometown of Nyköping.

“Erik was placed in a medically induced coma and underwent surgery last night to repair a bleed on the brain. Doctors are pleased with the results and Erik remains in a serious yet stable condition.

“The next three to four days are critical for his recovery. During this time, we ask that everyone respect the privacy of Erik and his family. We will communicate further information when it becomes available.”

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User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by PunchyPotorff on 12-09-2017

Quote: Originally Posted by Snoop Frog View Post Get well, Erik. Hopefully, his family and team have enough cash and insurance to pay for the medical bills. If not, start a Go Fund Me and rally boxing fans. [QUOTE=shawn4943;18317496]Sweden has…

Comment by larryxxx.. on 12-09-2017

People have to understand how dangerous boxing really is

Comment by Roy Jones Jnr on 12-09-2017

Absolutely awful news this. Really liked this kid after seeing him against Callum Smith, seemed a proper class act in and out of the ring. Really hope he pulls through and makes a full recovery.

Comment by KhaosKX on 12-09-2017

Saddening. Hopefully he gets out of this situation well.

Comment by Liondw on 12-09-2017

Hope and believe he will recover fully. Unfortunately it will not be a good idea for Skoglund to continue a career in boxing sadly.

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