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Hasim Rahman out of title bout

Updated: June 29, 2012, 12:15 PM ET
By Dan Rafael | ESPN.com

Former heavyweight world champion Hasim Rahman, due to challenge titleholder Alexander Povetkin in a mandatory fight on July 14, withdrew on Thursday because of a wrist injury.

Rahman aggravated a cyst on his right wrist so acutely during a training session on Wednesday that he had surgery to remove the cyst on Thursday morning and will be sidelined for two weeks, promoter Greg Cohen told ESPN.com.

"He was working out and he had excruciating pain in his wrist because of the ...

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