Terry Flanagan pulls out of title defence against Felix Verdejo due to leg injury

17/07/2017 20:47

WBO lightweight champion Terry Flanagan (33-0, 13 KOs) has pulled out of his title defence against mandatory challenger Felix Verdejo (23-0, 15 KOs) on September 16 at the Copper Box Arena in London, after suffering a leg injury in training.

Flanagan’s promoter Frank Warren informed Top Rank on Monday that the fight will need to be pushed back due to the injury.

“They’re claiming that Flanagan has a leg injury. Frank sent an email to Bob (on Monday) morning,” said Top Rank vice president Carl Moretti. “He said that Flanagan sustained a leg injury and that they will get back to us shortly on rescheduling the fight.”

The September 16 card still features WBO middleweight champion Billy Joe Saunders (24-0, 12 KOs) defending his title against Willie Monroe Jr (21-2, 6 KOs).

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