European heavyweight champion Alexander Dimitrenko has been released on sunday from the Helios Klinik in Schwerin, Germany after undergoing a battery of tests, including a CT scan. “I’m doing better again,” he said today. “I’m still waiting on some results and a clinic in Hamburg will do more tests tomorrow. I hope that we’ll know what happened. This is something I’ve never experienced before. I apologize to the fans in the arena and watching on television, but I hope I’m healthy again quickly and can take this fight. I would like to defend my title against Sosnowski as soon as possible.”
Dimitrenko’s fight with Albert Sosnowski was cancelled after Dimitrenko feinted in his dressing room. Universum has announced that Dimitrenko is still champion and the bout will be rescheduled.
Big wins for Gomez, Charr and Tschachkijew – Fight between Dimitrenko and Sosnowski was cancelled!
The fight between European heavyweight champion Alexander Dimitrenko and Albert Sosnowski on Saturday night at the Sport und Kongresshalle in Schwerin, Germany was shockingly cancelled just before fight time after Dimitrenko feinted in his dressing room. Dimitrenko was taken from the arena to the hospital on a stretcher. “I was there just after he collapsed in the dressing room,” said promoter Klaus-Peter Kohl. “He lay motionless on the ground. There are signs of food poisoning because he was very cramped. He said repeatedly that he wants to fight, but we couldn’t let that happen..”
Ring physician Dr. Christopher Goetz said “He had a very low blood pressure and was hyperventilating. His hands were clenched tight. Even though his condition stabilized, there was no chance that he could step into the ring. It’s necessary that he now go to the hospital to find out the cause of this condition.” Dimitrenko was taken at 11:45PM to the Helios Kliniken in Schwerin for evaluation.
Unbeaten heavyweight Manuel “Diamond Boy” Charr (16-0, 8 KOs) had to work hard to win a majority decision over upset artist Zack Page (21-32-2, 7 KOs). Scores were 78-75, 76-76, 78-74.
2008 Olympic heavyweight gold medalist Rachim Tschachkijew (8-0, 6 KOs) dominated Lukasz Rusiewicz (9-10, 2 KOs) in an eight round cruiserweight bout. Tschachkijew landed a lot of big shots, but the iron-jawed Rusiewicz survived the full distance. Scores were 80-72 on all cards.
Former WBC cruiserweight champion Juan Carlos Gomez (49-2, 37 KOs) scored a fourth round stoppage of journeyman heavyweight Harold Sconiers (17-22-2, 11 KOs). Gomez knocked down Sconiers twice in round three and again in round four just as the bout was being waved off. Time was :27.
The meltdown of struggling WBO #4 lightweight Matt Zegan (42-6-2, 21 KOs) continued as he was stopped in three rounds by little known Eduard Trojanovskij (9-0, 7 KOs). The bout was stopped after Zegan was dropped in round three. Time was 2:59. In his previous fight, Zegan had a draw with a 3-0 fighter. Trojanovskij claimed the WBO European championship.
Formerly world ranked heavyweight Taras Bidenko (27-4, 12 KOs) took a six round majority decision over Christian Hammer (7-3, 4 KOs) by scores of 58-56, 57-57, 58-56.
Heavyweight (8 Rounds)
Manuel Omeirat Charr (SYR) vs. Zack Page (USA)
W PTS; 78:75, 76:76, 78:74
Cruiserweight (8 Rounds)
Rachim Tschachkijew (RUS) vs. Lukasz Rusiewicz (POL)
W PTS; 80:72, 80:72, 80:72
Heavyweight (8 Rounds)
Juan Carlos Gomez (CUB) vs. Harold Sconiers (USA)
W TKO; Rd. 4, 0:27
WBO European Championship Lightweight (12 Rounds)
Matt Zegan (POL) vs. Eduard Trojanovskij (GER)
L TKO; Rd. 3, 2’59
Heavyweight (6 Rounds)
Christian Hammer (ROM) vs. Taras Bidenko (UKR)
L PTS; 58:56, 57:57, 58:56