FORMER EUROPEAN CHAMPION SAMIL SAM IN CRITICAL CONDITION
- Published:21 Aralık 2010, Salı
- Updated:19 Ocak 2011, Çarşamba
Former two-time European heavyweight champion Sinan Samil Sam is in intensive care in a hospital in Istanbul after suffering liver failure, his Hamburg-based promoters said Tuesday.
The 36-year-old German-born Turkish boxer was admitted last week after vomiting blood. He is in a critical condition and urgently needs a liver transplant, Arena promotions said, quoting the boxer's doctor.
Sam was amateur super heavyweight world champion in 1999 and European heavyweight champion as a professional between 2002 and 2004 and in 2008. He had not fought since winning the EBU heavyweight title over Italian Paolo Vidoz in July 2008.