A 32 year-old Boxer of Nigerian decent, Umar Sadiq, was hospitalized after a 12 round Technical knockout loss to former WBA world champion Fedor Chudinov at the Khimki Basketball Center.
Sadiq, who is also an account b profession, was coughing up blood after the fight, according to Russian outlet TASS, per Kishan Vaghela [Daily Mail].
In what was his second defeat in a 12-fight career, the British boxer came under a flurry of hits from Chudinov forcing the Referee to stop the bout.
#BoxeoEnTyCSports 🥊 Tremenda ráfaga de Chudinov para vencer a Sadiq por KOT y quedarse con el título. El nigeriano dio pelea hasta el round doce, pero el ruso lo doblegó a falta de menos de tres minutos para el final. Mirá la velada EN VIVO acá: https://t.co/eHCtBjAnlP pic.twitter.com/nV2CQGo8vY
— TyC Sports Play (@TyCSportsPlay) September 11, 2020
Chudinov is a former WBA world Middleweight champion and improved his record 23-2,16 KOs, victory at the weekend taking his wining streak to nine.
Friday’s fight was agreed just three-and-a-half weeks before and Sadiq, who was initially due to face Lerrone Richards in a British title fight, flew to Russia a week before fight night.
According to reports after the fight, an ambulance was then called after Sadiq fell ill during a routine doping control and he was reportedly then rushed to hospital.
‘Umar was hospitalized,’ a source was quoted as saying, with the routlet adding the boxer began to ‘cough up blood’.
He has since given an update on his status, allaying fears in his response to a tweet over concerns for his health on social media.
“I’m good thanks”, he replied twitter user @southwestboxing after the later posted:
Umar Sadiq proved last night that he can mix it beyond British level. He can hold his head up high with that performance and we can’t wait to have him back on these shores 👏 @TopBoxerSadiq 👊 pic.twitter.com/HgUKv7LmSH
— Frank Warren (@frankwarren_tv) September 12, 2020
An unreal effort from @topboxersadiq tonight as he puts up an immensely brave performance against @Chudinov
Really hope he’s ok after the referee stopped the contest in the 12th
#ChudinovSadiq #TwitterBoxing #Boxinv.
— South West Boxing Media 🥊 (@southwestboxing) September 11, 2020
Meanwhile, Chudinov is pushing for a mandatory title challenge against current WBA champion Callum Smith, with his win on Friday making him the form runner to face the Brit next.