“It happened during my final training on the Thursday afternoon,” said WBO light heavyweight champion Jürgen Brähmer. “Suddenly I felt a pain in the back, it felt like an electric shock. We went directly to the clinic. Luckliy it wasn’t anything serious. My physiotherapist Matthias Böhme tried everything, but nothing worked. I’m sorry. I was happy about my third fight in Schwerin and the fans. But we’ll make up for this. Tomorrow I’ll join the fans and enjoy the boxing from outside the ring. The fight card is still world class.”
“Fortunately our first suspicion of a slipped disk was excluded,” stated Universum doctor Dr. Michael Ehnert. “The examination revealed an acute, very painful blockage in the left Iliosacral joint.” Dr. Ehnert added that chiropractic and physiotherapy along with strong painkillers and anti-inflammatory drugs could contribute to a quick improvement, but there was no way Brähmer cound have fought Saturday night.