HyeFighter Georgi Karakhanyan was scheduled to fight Mica Miller on March 9th in his first defense of his championship on March 9th. Everything was on track and going well, until right after the weigh-ins. Georgi ate something that made him sick and unable to continue.
His team released the following announcement, and Georgi talked about what happened:
After making weight with a relatively easy weight cut Georgi began rehydrating as he has the past 20 fights. Around 2 AM he woke up with severe abdominal pain, fever, chills and nausea and vomiting. He skipped interviews and media gatherings the next morning to rest and recover hoping the illness would pass. Georgi told match maker Jeremy Luchau that he was Okay and he would fight. However, unfortunately after checking in to the fighter area and being examined by the California State Athletic Commissions’ fight doctor he was told he has a high fever (later measured to near 102) and was diagnosed by him to have gastroenteritis. The doctor would not clear him to fight out of concerns for his safety. Georgi was eager to fight for his fans and Tachi Palace supporters but the fight was cancelled by CSAC. We apologize to Tachi PalaceFights, Miller camp, and all fans. We hope to reschedule this title defense as soon as Tachi Palace Fights will consider. With the decision being out of the camp’s control we got Georgi home for rest and proper recovery. We will be glad to address any questions or concerns.
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