Wladimir has currently undergone two separate procedures to treat kidney stones. Professor Dr. Peter Albers, the operating surgeon, had the following to say: ”In his current state it would not be reasonable to compete in a world championship. After two surgeries within 24 hours, everyone needs time to recover.”
While this is very surprising and alarming, the worst thing about this entire scenarios is that the fight fans will have to wait until the proposed reschedule date of March 3, 2012.
Kidney stones is a very common problem, occurring in nearly 13 percent of the male population. It also so happens, that a huge percentage of those people first develop it midlife. Sometimes they are an indication of poor diet and are also likely to be influenced by the genetic factor.
Having said all that, a large base of boxing fans have already jumped to conclusions, claiming that steroids are a predominant cause for kidney stones.
While it is absolutely true that prolonged steroid use has been known to aid in development of kidney stones, in no way does Wladimir deserve to be on that end of spectrum when discussing his current health.
He has never been suspected in using any kind of illegal enhancement, and has always been known to stay in shape year round.
What do you think?