The Klitschko brothers' manager, Bernd Boente, has said that an injury suffered by Ukrainian boxer Wladimir Klitschko during a public workout is not very serious. According to preliminary reports, the boxer will be able to return to the ring in two months.
"Wladimir has never had to cancel a fight before. He is totally upset. The injury is not serious, so Wladimir will already return in two months. He had a great training camp in the Austrian mountains. He was in fantastic shape and he's very, very upset and very sad. And not only for him but for all the people who bought tickets to the sold-out arena. We were all looking forward to the fight. We are sorry for the fans and for our TV partners," Boente was quoted as saying by the press service of the Klitschko brothers.
As reported, Klitschko on Thursday cancelled his latest heavyweight boxing title world defense against British challenger Dereck Chisora, stating a torn abdominal muscle.
The bout against Chisora was scheduled to take place in Mannheim, Germany, on Saturday, December 11.
This is the first time in Klitschko's professional career when he had to cancel a fight due to an injury.