Liam Smith has needed to pull out of his rematch in opposition to Chris Eubank Jr for a second time due to damage.
Smith stopped his British rival within the fourth spherical of their grudge middleweight contest in January and a return bout was initially slated to happen on June 17 on the Manchester Arena.
The combat was put again to July 1 to permit Smith to recuperate from an undisclosed damage, which promoters Boxxer described on Wednesday as “minor but nagging” and has “dogged his training camp”.
“I’m gutted and sorry to all the fans about the postponement,” Smith mentioned. “I’ve always said a fully fit Liam Smith beats Chris Eubank Jr every time.
“I tried training through because I was desperate not to let anyone down but I’ve had to withdraw from the bout in July following the latest medical assessment this week.
“I’ll heal up now and then be fully fit for later in the summer.”
The present card will nonetheless go forward, with Savannah Marshall now topping the invoice as she strikes up a division to problem undisputed world super-middleweight champion Franchon Crews-Dezurn.
Natasha Jonas can also be scheduled to defend her WBC, IBF and WBO light-middleweight titles on the undercard.
Ben Shalom, Boxxer founder and CEO, mentioned: “Nobody is more disappointed than Liam Smith, he’s the ultimate professional but he had no choice but to postpone the bout.
“We’re working on a new date for the fight and hope to announce that in a week or so. In the meantime we’ve got a huge night taking place in Manchester on July 1.”