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Broken ribs KO Hungary's Zsolt Erdei

Updated: September 5, 2012, 9:04 PM ET
By Dan Rafael | ESPN.com

Former light heavyweight titlist Zsolt Erdei of Hungary broke two of his ribs during a sparring session, forcing him to withdraw on Wednesday from his Sept. 29 fight against South African contender Isaac Chilemba.

Erdei was due to face Chilemba in a scheduled 10-round bout in the opener of a "Boxing After Dark" tripleheader on HBO at the MGM Grand at Foxwoods in Mashantucket, Conn.

"I can't express enough how disappointed I am," Erdei said. "I wanted this fight so badly. To ...

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