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Nigeria’s Sadiq hospitalised after defeat to former WBA Champion

Nigeria boxer Umar Sadiq has been hospitalised after falling ill following his defeat to former WBA champion Fyodor Chudinov in Russia.
Sadiq reportedly began to cough up blood after his defeat by technical knockout, having needed an oxygen mask straight after the fight in Khimki, near Moscow.
According to Russian publication TASS the 32-year-old super middleweight was disorientated following his defeat and was given immediate medical assistance by doctors,
The 32-year-old super middleweight was disorientated following his defeat and was given immediate medical assistance by doctors, according to TASS.
TASS says an ambulance was then called after he fell ill during routine doping control.
No further details on his medical condition were made available.
Sadiq’s defeat, 40 seconds into round 12 of the WBA gold belt bout, was his second in a 12-fight career so far.

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