W. Klitschko surgery only brief setback?

Updated: December 9, 2011, 1:38 PM ET
By Dan Rafael | ESPN.com

Heavyweight champion Wladimir Klitschko was brought to his knees this week, but not by a powerful punch. Instead, the 6-foot-6, 245-pound baddest man on the planet was done in by something far smaller than a strawweight: a kidney stone.

Klitschko had one surgery and thought he would be well enough to go through with his scheduled 11th title defense against former cruiserweight titlist Jean-Marc Mormeck on Saturday at Esprit Arena in Dusseldorf, Germany, where a crowd of more than 40,000 ...

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