Found December 05, 2011 on Fox Sports:
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Wladimir Klitschko pulled out of his latest world heavyweight title defense Monday following surgery to remove a kidney stone. The Ukrainian, 35, initially was cleared to fight following his hospitalization over the weekend but recurring pain forced him to abandon next Saturday's bout against Frenchman Jean-Marc Mormeck in Dusseldorf, Germany. Klitschko's manager Bernd Bonte confirmed his withdrawal, Sky Sports reported. "Wladimir is sad, devastated, but he again feels extreme pain," Bonte said. A pre-fight news conference scheduled for Monday in Dusseldorf will still go ahead, when the potential for a rescheduled date for the fight will surely be raised. Klitschko, the reigning IBF, WBA and WBO champion, had been hoping to deliver his 50th knockout against Mormeck in what was set to be his 20th world title fight.
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