Is the fight between Billy Joe Saunders and Martin Murray one of those fights that are destined not to happen?
The reason we ask is that the fight has been postponed for the second time.
Originally scheduled to take place in March, the bout was switched to 23 June, however, the latest news is that Saunders has had to withdraw from the bout due to picking up a hand injury in training.
Using his Twitter account, Saunders offered the following apology:
Apologise for any inconvenience due to injury I had to withdraw from the 23 rd you hv your ups in boxing but last 3 months been downs sorry to Martin and the fans be Bk soon
— billyjoesaunders (@bjsaunders_) June 3, 2018
The fight would have been the fourth defence of his WBO world middleweight title after a successful third defence against David Lemieux back in December.
Saunders, 28-years-of-age, is unbeaten in 25 fights.
His withdrawal from the fight has placed a question mark against the whole promotion, something which the promoter, Frank Warren, will address on Monday.
Due to an injury suffered by Billy Joe Saunders, unfortunately he has had to withdraw from his June 23rd fight with Martin Murray at the o2 Arena.
A full statement on the show will be made tomorrow.
We apologise for any inconvenience.
— Frank Warren (@frankwarren_tv) 3 June 2018
We wait with baited breath to see whether the show can be saved.
One Reply to “Saunders Withdraws from Murray Fight”
It’ll be interesting to see if Warren carries on with the promotion or is forced to cancel the show.
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