Boxer and ex-boyfriend of Newcastle Wag Diletta Leotta rushed to hospital for emergency brain surgery after sparring

THE boxing ex-boyfriend of Diletta Leotta was rushed to hospital for emergency brain surgery.

Daniele Scardina is said to be in a serious but stable condition after falling ill at the gym following a sparring session on Tuesday.

Boxer Daniele Scardina was rushed into hospital for emergency brain surgery after collapsing at the gymGetty – Contributor@dilettaleottaScardinia previously dated sports broadcaster Diletta Leotta[/caption]

As reported by Sky Italia, the 30-year-old was training ahead of his debut at light-heavyweight on March 24.

However, that Milan showdown with Cedric Spera is expected to be postponed because of the shocking turn of events.

Scardina was rushed to the Humanitas Clinic in Rozzano, Milan at around 5pm.

The boxer – nicknamed King Toretto – finished his training session early because he did not feel well and is said to have felt pain in his ear and leg in the locker room.

The Italian collapsed and fell unconscious before the emergency services were called to the gym and took him to hospital, where medics deemed the surgery necessary.

Scardina boasts an impressive 20-1 professional record but lost his WBO inter-continental super-middleweight title in his last fight in May 2022.

Fans took to social media to share messages of support for the popular boxer, while former girlfriend Leotta posted on Instagram.

The Dazn journalist – who is now dating Newcastle goalkeeper Loris Karius – wrote: “Forza [come on] Dani,” after covering Juventus’ dramatic 4-2 Turin derby win over Torino.

Diletta reportedly broke up with her fiance in 2019 but started seeing Scardina shortly afterwards.

Within 18 months, though, she was in a relationship with actor Can Yaman.

But now the Italian is with Karius, and was at Wembley to support her man in Newcastle’s Carabao Cup final defeat to Manchester United.

Leotta took to her Instagram story with a message of support