Willy Hutchinson has fight pushed back two weeks

Willy Hutchinson will not return to the ring this weekend.
Willy Hutchinson

Willy Hutchinson will not return to the ring this weekend.

The Scotsman had been set to fight at York Hall in Bethnal Green on Saturday night.

Hutchinson, 22, won European junior gold in 2014 as an amateur before following that up by becoming world amateur champion in 2016.

He then turned professional in October 2017 and has raced to a 12-0 record with eight quick finishes.

The Shelly Finkel-managed super-middleweight southpaw was expected to fight for the vacant IBF European title against an opponent to be confirmed, as part of the supporting cast to Josh Taylor’s WBA Super and IBF world title defence at super-lightweight against Thai fighter Apinun Khongsong, who is the IBF’s mandatory challenger, exclusively live on BT Sport.

But Hutchinson, from Carstairs, has had his fight date moved back by two weeks and will now fight on October 10 at the BT Sport Studios in Stratford after his opponent was “unfortunately feeling unwell.”

It is unclear who the opponent scheduled to face Hutchinson this weekend was, but the fight will now land on the undercard of Liam Williams’ British middleweight title defence against mandatory challenger Andrew Robinson.

James Metcalf will defend his Commonwealth super-welterweight title against Jack Flatley, while Anthony Cacace puts the British super-featherweight title on the line against former WBO European champion Lyon Woodstock.

Ryan Garner, Mark Chamberlain, Dennis McCann and Michael Burke Jr. are also in action on the card, while heavyweight Nathan Gorman will return from his defeat against Daniel Dubois last July when he takes on former Dubois foe Richard Lartey.

This weekend, on the undercard of Taylor vs. Khongsong, Charlie Edwards returns up at bantamweight –– after relinquishing the WBC world title down at flyweight –– in a clash against former British title challenger Kyle Williams.

Sean Duffy is in action after taking a late-notice call to box veteran journeyman Jamie Quinn, while his fellow MTK Global-managed fighter David Oliver Joyce defends his WBO European super-bantamweight title against Ionut Baluta.

George Davey, the super-welterweight with more than 50 amateur fights to his name who trains out of York with former European and Commonwealth champion Henry Wharton, features, as does five-time national amateur champion Eithan James, who was a Youth Commonwealth Games champion before turning professional.

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