Erick Ochieng given all-clear after collapsing in Prizefighter
Last Updated: 06/04/14 11:53am
Erick Ochieng: Recovering after health scare in Prizefighter
Erick Ochieng has been cleared to leave hospital after he collapsed during Saturday's welterweight Prizefighter
The Londoner slumped in the corner after a hard-fought points win over Paddy Gallagher in the opening quarter-final at York Hall, Bethnal Green.
Ochieng was taken out of the ring on a stretcher, but fears about his health have been eased after hospital tests did not show any serious injuries.
Promoter Eddie Hearn tweeted: "Just to let you know that Eric Ochieng's MRI scan is all clear and will be discharged from hospital shortly."
Ochieng, nicknamed Eagle, released a statement on his Facebook account, suggesting he had been struggling with the heat.
"I am fine and in good health," he said. "It was too hot in the venue. I was feeling dizzy after a great performance and the paramedics were doing their job for health and safety reasons and routine. God bless, Eagle."
Gallagher took Ochieng's place in the tournament, winning the semi-final before he was beaten on points by Johnny Coyle in the final.