The postponed IBO World Title Fight between Frankie Gavin and Bethel Ushona will take place on March 24, promotors BWI and BCB Promotions have announced.
The venue for the match remains unchanged and Tickets will be honoured from the original date. A spokesman for the Genting Arena in Birmingham has confirmed that all tickets sold for the fight prior to the postponement will be valid for use.
The injury (ligament damage to Gavin’s left ankle sustained during the fighter’s recent training camp in Ireland) has been described as ‘minor’ by his trainer Dean Edwards.
According to Edwards the injury won’t be enough to keep his fighter from a swift return to the ring nor the resumption of his preparation for (what has been described by some as) his biggest ever challenge.
Gavin said: “I’m gutted but I’ll be back. There is no way I’m letting myself or anyone else down. It’s a blow but it happens.”