23 March 2009 – By Mark Doyle
Ricardo Cordoba has been released from hospital after being given the all-clear by medics following his 11th-round stoppage defeat by Bernard Dunne in Dublin on Saturday night.
The Panamanian reportedly lost consciousness after falling for the fourth and final time during a brutal battle at The O2.
Cordoba left the ring on a stretcher and was quickly taken to the Beaumont Hospital, where it was decided to keep him in overnight for observation. However, after a series of tests he was released on Sunday afternoon.
Everything came back clear so were all just pretty relieved about that, Cordobas promoter, Richard Dobal said.
Obviously it was very worrying for us all but were hoping now that well be able to return home tomorrow [Monday] as planned.
The outcome of the fight was disappointing but Ricardos ok and thats the only thing that matters right now.
Meanwhile, Cordobas opponent, Bernard Dunne, revealed that he visited the dethroned WBA super-bantamweight champion soon after the bout.
I went in to see him and he was good. They were just keeping him in as a precautionary measure. It was just fatigue and dehydration, the Irishman explained.
He was in good spirits and I was glad I went in, I felt it was right to do so because hed given me a hell of a fight and I am delighted hes ok.