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Boxing News of Sunday, 13 September 2020


Nigerian Accountant turned Boxer hospitalized after brutal TKO

Umar Sadiq, a boxer of Nigerian descent Umar Sadiq, a boxer of Nigerian descent

Umar Sadiq, a boxer of Nigerian descent was left for dead and had to be hospitalized after a 12 round Technical knockout loss to former WBA world champion Fedor Chudinov at the Khimki Basketball Center.

The bout had to be abandoned after the 32-year-old who is also an accountant by profession started to cough blood after the fight according to Russian outlet TASS, per Kishan Vaghela [Daily Mail].

In what was his second defeat in a 12-fight career, the British boxer came under a flurry of hits from Chudinov forcing the Referee to stop the bout.

According to reports after the fight, an ambulance was then called after Sadiq fell ill during a routine doping control and he was reportedly then rushed to hospital.

‘Umar was hospitalized,’ a source was quoted as saying, with the routlet adding the boxer began to ‘cough up blood’.

He has since given an update on his status, allaying fears in his response to a tweet over concerns for his health on social media.

“I’m good thanks”, he replied twitter user @southwestboxing after the later posted: An unreal effort from @topboxersadiq tonight as he puts up an immensely brave performance against @Chudinov

Really hope he’s ok after the referee stopped the contest in the 12th

Meanwhile, Chudinov is pushing for a mandatory title challenge against current WBA champion Callum Smith, with his win on Friday making him the form runner to face the Brit next.