Mon. Dec 5th, 2022

Former Boxing World Champion and pro-Putin politician Nikolai Valuev has been mysteriously hospitalized weeks after he was drafted to fight in Ukraine.

Russian state media reported that the 2-meter giant who once fought David Haye was taken to a Moscow hospital on Thursday night.

No explanation was given as to why the 49-year-old player was hospitalized.

Less than two months have passed since Valuev was called up to fight in Ukraine.

Valuev entered politics after retiring in 2009 and joined the Russian parliament or Duma in 2011 as a member of the United Russia party that supports Putin.