Heavyweight Andrew Golota was injured and his trainer killed today when their Mercedes-Benz veered into the path of a semi-trailer truck on Interstate 80.
Golota, 31, was driving westbound when the car went out of control and crossed the median shortly after midnight. He was treated and released from Genesis Medical Center. WOC-AM in Davenport reported that Golota had a broken collarbone.
Tadeusz Godlewski, 49, of Roselle, Ill., was pronounced dead at Genesis hospital.
The driver of the eastbound trailer was not injured, police said.
Golota was ticketed for failing to control the vehicle. Police did not immediately release the cause of the accident.
Golota (34-4, 28 knockouts) was ranked ninth in the heavyweight division in the WBC's December ratings.
In his most recent fight, on Nov. 20, Golota was stopped at 1:49 of the 10th round by Michael Grant, the North American Boxing Federation champion.
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