Former two-division world champion Zsolt Erdei has been forced
to withdraw from his September 29 match-up with Isaac Chilemba
after suffering two broken ribs in training.
The bout was scheduled to open up the HBO "Boxing After Dark"
telecast, headlined by super middleweight contender Edwin Rodriguez
defending his USBA title against Jason Escalera.
"I can't express enough how disappointed I am," said Erdei.
"I wanted this fight so badly. To be honest I was so upset when
this happened that I thought I would retire, but after speaking
with my family and friends I have decided that I will be back.
"Fighting is my life and I am going to be coming back soon as