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Klitschko Out Of Defence

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....Heavyweight champion withdraws from Mormeck fight

Wladimir Klitschko has been forced out of Saturday's heavyweight title defence against Jean-Marc Mormeck.

The WBA, WBO and IBF champion had a kidney stone removed at the weekend but it was initially hoped he would be okay to fight.

However, he was reported to be in 'extreme pain' on Monday and in no shape to go through with the fight in Dusseldorf.

"Wladimir is sad, devastated, but he again feels extreme pain," said his manager Bernd Boente.

Klitschko was scheduled to take part in his 20th world title fight against the Frenchman, who has had just three fights at heavyweight since losing his world cruiserweight titles to David Haye in 2007.

A press conference scheduled for later on Monday will still go ahead.

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