Australian boxing star Justis Huni has been cleared of any serious stomach injury after he was rushed to hospital in Brisbane to treat an apparent case of food poisoning or appendicitis.

Huni took his boxing record to 7-0 with a 10-round unanimous decision victory over Kiki Leutele in their heavyweight fight on Friday night that went the distance.

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The 23-year-old was chasing a statement knockout victory but was instead left nursing another hand injury which could keep him out of the sport for some time.

Now Huni has been dealt a second blow to his health, rushing to hospital after experiencing severe stomach pains.

“We’re at emergency now,” Huni’s dad Rocki told Fox Sports.

“And I’m thinking appendicitis.

“He initially had severe stomach cramps on Sunday. We thought it might have been something he ate.

“But it’s continued so now we’re at hospital.

“We’re awaiting test results.

“He’s in a fair bit of pain but we have him in the best place he can be.”

Huni was cleared of any major damage to his abdomen and is due to see a specialist about his hand injury, which he sustained in the fourth round of the fight against Leutele.

There are now fears he will have to undergo another bout of hand surgery after he seriously injured his hand during a fight against Paul Gallen last year.

With an ambitious schedule to earn a shot for a world title in 2023 — including a fight next month — now likely blown to smithereens, Huni appeared somewhat downcast after the result.

He admitted in the ring his hand felt like it did in the fight against Gallen, which famously ruined his bid for Olympic gold after he hurt his hand during training.

Seeing the injury for the first time after the fight against Leutele, former world champion Jeff Horn immediately said: “It’s busted.”

Horn said depending on the injury, it could be a “three to six months” stint on the sidelines.

“I think he’ll be frustrated by this fight,” Horn added on Fox Sports commentary.

“I think he’ll be frustrated he’s hurt his hand, done ligament damage or broke it, hopefully it’s not ligament damage. He’ll going to be frustrated after this one not being able to stop him.”

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