7ft Russian boxing champ Nikolai Valuev is mysteriously rushed to hospital weeks after he was drafted to combat in Ukraine
- Valuev, 49 and now a pro-Putin politician, was rushed to hospital on Thursday
- In response to Russian media, he complained about issues along with his legs
- Spokesman Valery Kuzenkov issued a weird denial to the experiences, saying that ‘nobody broke [Nikolai’s] legs’ and that he’s ‘alive and properly’ at house
- The previous boxer later took to Telegram to inform followers that ‘all the things is ok’
- Valuev was compelled to retire from boxing in 2010 as a result of a mind tumour
Seven-foot ex-world heavyweight boxing champion Nikolai Valuev has reportedly been rushed to hospital weeks after being drafted to combat for Putin in Ukraine.
Valuev, 49 and now a pro-Putin politician, was rushed to a Moscow hospital late Thursday after complaining of issues along with his legs, in accordance with Russian media.
Spokesman Valery Kuzenkov issued a weird denial, saying that ‘nobody broke [Nikolai’s] legs’ and that he’s ‘alive and properly’ at house.
Valuev additionally penned a be aware on Telegram to say that ‘all the things is ok’ and he can be on TV commenting on boxing Friday, with out denying that he was in hospital.
Seven-foot ex-world heavyweight boxing champion Nikolai Valuev has reportedly been rushed to hospital weeks after being drafted to combat for Putin in Ukraine
Valuev, 49 and now a pro-Putin politician, was rushed to a Moscow hospital late Thursday after complaining of issues along with his legs, in accordance with Russian media. Pictured: A Ukrainian soldier fires an anti-tank missile at an undisclosed location within the Donetsk area, Ukraine, Thursday, November 17, 2022
‘Thanks all on your concern and properly needs. All the things is ok. We’re working. Tomorrow fights on the primary channel. As regular, I’ll touch upon what is occurring within the ring. See you on the First,’ he mentioned.
Rumours of ill-health come simply weeks after Valuev revealed he had been drafted to combat within the battle in Ukraine.
He was compelled to retire from boxing in 2010 as a result of a mind tumour.
Talking to Russian information outlet Izvestia three weeks in the past, he mentioned he would ‘in fact’ go to the frontlines the place Putin’s military is being pushed again by Ukraine amid experiences of a whole bunch of deaths per day.
‘Subsequent week I’ll undoubtedly go and report back to the enlistment workplace,’ he added.
However Valuev has remained in Russia, the place Putin and defence minister Sergei Shoigu have now declared mobilisation to be over.
He has given no indication since then when – or if – he can be reporting for responsibility.
Members of Russia’s elite have dodged the draft, which has fallen predominantly on the poorer and extra distant areas within the far east.
Spoof cellphone calls made by members of the opposition to the youngsters of distinguished figures – together with the son of Putin spokesman Dmitry Peskov – have revealed them confidently predicting they’d by no means be despatched to the entrance.
In the meantime those that are mobilised have complained of horrific circumstances, poor coaching, outdated tools, and heavy losses on the frontlines.
Valuev was a two-time WBA title-holder and continues to be the tallest and heaviest world champion ever. He stands over seven foot and weighed in extra of 23 stone in his preventing days.
at 7ft, Russia’s Nikolai Valuev is the tallest and heaviest world champion ever in boxing
Valuev famously fought David Haye in 2009 (pictured), dropping to the Brit by majority determination
Ukrainian servicemen work disassembling a damaged tank after it rolled over an anti-tank mine close to Novopetrivka, Ukraine, November 17, 2022
Valuev made his skilled preventing debut in 1993, and went on to compete in 52 fights, successful 50 of them – 34 by knockout. In 2005, he grew to become Russia’s first World Heavyweight Boxing Champion.
He famously fought David Haye in 2009, dropping to the Brit by majority determination.
That turned out to be his remaining combat, and he moved into politics to change into a member of parliament in Putin’s United Russia Get together two years later.
Valuev was handled for ‘critical bone and joint issues’ in 2010 and went on to have surgical procedure which led to him being medically suggested to name time on boxing.
The previous boxer can also be mentioned to be obsessive about Bigfoot, and has spent a few years scouring the wilds of Siberia trying to find the creature.