WBO lightweight champion Terry Flanagan (29-0, 12 KOs) has suffered a tendonitis injury which has forced him to reschedule his title defence against Derry Mathews at the Echo Arena, in Liverpool.
Flanagan vs. Mathews was originally scheduled to take place on February 13th but has now been moved to March 12th in the hopes that Flanagan can recover from his tendonitis injury.
Speaking on frankwarren.com, Flangan said “This is a real blow to me as I’ve never pulled out of a fight because of an injury before and I’ve always fought through them, it’s not in my fighter’s make up to pull out of fights and my fans know that about me. I always give them one hundred percent when I’m in the ring, no matter what. I’ve had to take the advice of the medical specialists on this occasion and postpone my defence against Mathews to begin physiotherapy. I’ll be taking my treatment as seriously as I’m training for a fight and I will return back to my best, ready to defend my title successfully against Mathews on Saturday 12th March at the Echo Arena.”
Flanagan’s promoter, Frank Warren said “We’re all disappointed that Terry has suffered an injury and is unable to make the original date, but we’ve worked hard to ensure the mouthwatering world title showdown between Flanagan and Mathews remains the top of the bill for the new date of Saturday 12th March. I maintain that it’s going to be real war between these two warriors who are going to put everything on the line on the night. The rest of the card will remain the same with Langford and Askin in title defences and an undercard stacked with talent.”
Hopefully Flanagan will be able to make a speedy recovery and be fully fit for March 12th as his battle with Flanagan could be a cracker.