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Erdei Cancels Title Defense Because of Illness

02.07.05 - Hamburg Zsolt Erdei canceled the defense of his WBO light heavyweight title scheduled for tonight at Color Line Arena of Hamburg against Frenchman Mehdi Sahnoune because of a gastroenteric influenza..

The event without the Erdei fight will go on as scheduled. The new main event will be the WBO and IBF intercontinental heavyweight championship between Alexander Dimitrenko and Andreas Sidon.

Erdei is reported to be in bad condition due to his illness. Dr. Bodo Eckmann has given him infusions and ordered him to stay in his bed.

The event will start one hour later. ZDF will broadcast the Dimitrenko-Sidon fight live instead of Erdei-Sahnoune. The rest of the fightcard remains unchanged but it will start one hour later.

Article posted on 02.07.2005



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