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Ricky Burns-Miguel Vazquez contest postponed until April

The Ricky Burns bout with Miguel Vazquez has been postponed for a month due to a viral infection that Vazquez has suffered.  The contest was supposed to have been a world lightweight unification contest.

Ricky Burns, from England, is the holder of the WBO title, while Miguel Vazquez is currently holding the IBF strap.  They were originally scheduled to meet on March 16 at Wembley arena in London.

Promoters for the event said the location will remain the same, while the date has been moved to April 20.

Frank Warren, who is promoting the event said “it’s very unfortunate that Vazquez has had to withdraw so close to the fight, but it is on medical grounds, which is beyond my control, due to his viral infection, and we have his doctor’s certificate confirming this.”

In addition to the Ricky Burns-Miguel Vazquez fight, Nathan Cleverly will also put his WBO light heavyweight title on the line against Robin Krasnigi of Kosovo on the same card.  His fight had also originally been scheduled for the March date.

Following the postponement, Ricky Burns took to Twitter to express his disappointment.

“Absolutely gutted this fight ain’t happening, another training camp and it’s fell through.

“Not only that, feel sorry for the fans, my friends and family who have now booked tickets, flights and hotels for 2 fights for it to fall through.”

 

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