Billy Bird, Connor Vian and Fabio Wardley fights put on hold as Braintree show postponed

Sudbury boxer, Billy Bird, was due to co-headline the Braintree boxing event

Sudbury boxer, Billy Bird, was due to co-headline the Braintree boxing event - Credit: Nick Butcher

Three of the region’s best young boxers will have to wait for their next fights after the show they were due to feature on in Braintree this weekend was postponed.

Connor Vian

Connor Vian - Credit: Archant

Sudbury’s Billy Bird, Colchester’s Connor Vian and Ipswich’s Fabio Wardley were all due to box on the show on Saturday, dubbed ‘Essex Fight Night’.

But injuries to fighters mean that the show will have to be re-arranged.

Fabio Wardley was due to box for the second time as a pro

Fabio Wardley was due to box for the second time as a pro - Credit: Picture: Stephen Waller

A statement said: “Unfortunately we have had to postponed our Essex show in Braintree. Injuries and other problems meant that we lost some of the top fights on the card which could not be replaced at this late stage.

“We have a reputation for putting on quality shows with bills full of competitive fights for our loyal fans and to offer any least would not be consistent with our ethos.


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“We are in the business of provide a good evening of entertainment to the fans and will not compromise on this so there was no alternative but to postpone the show until a future date.”

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