BROKEN RIBS KNOCK ERDEI OFF HBO TELECAST
Press Release: Former two-division champion Zsolt Erdei has been forced to withdraw from his September 29th light heavyweight match-up against Isaac Chilemba at Foxwoods Casino in Connecticut after suffering two broken ribs in training. The bout was scheduled to open up the HBO Boxing After Dark telecast. "I can't express enough how disappointed I am," said Erdei. "I wanted this fight so badly. To be honest I was so upset when this happened that I thought I would retire, but after speaking with my family and friends I have decided that I will be back. Fighting is my life and I am going to be coming back soon as possible." Erdei was preparing for Chilemba and was getting ready to travel to the U.S. to finish up his training camp when he suffered the injury during sparring. Erdei was hit with a body shot in an awkward spot causing the ribs to break. An announcement on the third televised fight will be made soon.