‘Beast from the East’ rules out boxing comeback

Moscow, April 12 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Former WBA champion Nikolai Valuev, known as the “Beast from the East”, has ruled out a comeback to boxing for health reasons.

Reports have appeared in Russian media over recent days that the 39-year-old underwent surgery to have a benign brain tumour removed.

“I don’t plan that at all, for medical reasons,” Valuev said when asked if he was considering a comeback.

St. Petersburg-born Valuev moved into politics in 2011 as a member of parliament for the ruling United Russia party, representing a coal-mining area of Siberia.

The seven-foot fighter has not fought since losing his WBA heavyweight belt to David Haye on points in 2009.

–IANS/RIA Novosti


The opinions, beliefs and viewpoints expressed by authors, news service providers on this page do not necessarily reflect the opinions, beliefs and viewpoints of Hill Post. Any views or opinions are not intended to malign any religion, ethnic group, club, organization, company, or individual. Hill Post makes no representations as to the accuracy or completeness of any information on this site page.

Leave a comment

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.