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Ipswich boxing show featuring Billy Bird and Fabio Wardley is postponed

11 September, 2018 - 20:51
Billy Bird, right, now fights for the English title in Brentwood on September 21. Picture: MARK HEWLETT

Billy Bird, right, now fights for the English title in Brentwood on September 21. Picture: MARK HEWLETT

© 2013 Mark Hewlett

Friday night’s championship boxing show at the Corn Exchange in Ipswich has been postponed.

Ipswich heavyweight prospect Fabio Wardley was due to have been in action on Friday. Picture: SARA THOMASIpswich heavyweight prospect Fabio Wardley was due to have been in action on Friday. Picture: SARA THOMAS

The show, which was set to be headlined by Braintree’s Billy Bird fighting Adam Harper for the English super-welterweight title, has been called off due to injuries.

Bird will now fight for the belt at the Brentwood Centre on September 21, while Ipswich heavyweight prospect Fabio Wardley and Clacton’s big punching Joe Hurn, who were also due to feature on the bill, will now box in Norwich on October 5.

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In a statement, promoters Shamrock Boxing Promotions, said: “Due to injuries we have unfortunately had to postpone our Ipswich show. With last minute problems we could not deliver a show to our valued customers of the standard they expect from us.

“The show will now go ahead later in the year. Our sincere appologies to all our loyal fans.”

In a statement released by his management team, Bird said: “Obviously hugely disappointed that the show in Ipswich is cancelled.

“Unfortunately, these things happen and nobody is to blame, moving forward my English title fight with Adam Harper will now go ahead at the Brentwood Centre.

“A big thank you to Mervyn Turner, Lee Eaton MTK, Graham Everett and my team for rearranging this at short notice. Hoping most of my fans can still come and any new ones are more than welcome.

“Tickets purchased are still valid and others are available.”

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