A former opponent of Wladimir Klitschko fighting for his life, he was diagnosed with coronavirus

52-year-old American ex-boxer of the heavyweight division derrick Jefferson was infected by a coronavirus and was immediately hospitalized.

This was announced by The Ring of his son.

At the moment, derrick is in a critical condition on a ventilator.

As you know, in March 2001, Jefferson received the right to challenge the title in the heavyweight division in a fight against Wladimir Klitschko. However, to compete with the champion American could not, losing by knockout in the 2nd round.

After this chance to become world champion before his retirement in 2005, the American was no more.

In General, the professional ring Jefferson had 33 of the match. On account of his 28 wins, 4 losses and 1 draw.

Wladimir Klitschko – derrick Jefferson video fight

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