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Wladimir Klitschko withdraws from fight

Updated: December 5, 2011, 12:11 PM ET
Associated Press

FRANKFURT, Germany -- Heavyweight champion Wladimir Klitschko pulled out of his fight against France's Jean-Marc Mormeck this weekend after two operations in two days to remove a kidney stone.

The fight had been scheduled for Saturday in Duesseldorf. Klitschko's manager, Bernd Boente, said Monday that March 3 was a possible new date. The IBF would have to approve because Klitschko would be requested to fight a mandatory challenger on that date.

"We hope to know in two or three days. ...

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