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Injured Italian boxer misses bout

Updated: October 16, 2013, 10:10 PM ET
By Dan Rafael | ESPN.com

Flyweight titleholder Moruti Mthalane's title defense against mandatory challenger Silvio Olteanu has been called off.

Mthalane, of South Africa, was supposed to face Italy's Olteanu on Saturday in Leipzig, Germany, in the co-feature of the card headlined by super middleweight titleholder Robert Stieglitz's defense against Isaac Ekpo. However, according to SES Promotions, which won a purse bid to stage the fight, Olteanu (14-6-1, 6 KOs), the 35-year-old European champion, withdrew this ...

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