Heavyweight boxing champ Wladimir Klitschko is in the middle of a bizarre legal fight … involving a boxer he signed who suffered massive injuries during a recent bout.
Magomed Abdusalamov — a boxer who was signed by Klitschko’s company, K2 Boxing Promotions — suffered permanent brain damage in a November, 2013 bout at Madison Square Garden.
The fight went the full 10 rounds and there was no question … Mike Perez won. In fact, he beat Abdusalamov so badly, he ended up having brain surgery and suffered a series of strokes. He may never walk or talk again.
Abdusalamov’s wife has sued Klitschko’s company … claiming the champ and his people should have stopped the fight when it was clear her husband was badly injured. She also claims there was a delay in getting him medical attention.
Klitschko’s company has put a claim in to his insurance company … to cover any judgment in the lawsuit, but the insurance company has now asked a judge to declare the policy ONLY covers injuries like sickness, disease or death outside the ring that would cause cancellation of the fight.
The insurance company says there’s a specific exclusion from injuries resulting from the fight itself.
A judge has yet to rule.