Kell Brook injured; Chaves fight postponed
Kell Brook has been forced out of his IBF welterweight title clash with Diego Chaves at the Sheffield Arena on Oct. 24 after sustaining a rib injury in sparring.
Brook, THE RING No. 1 rated welterweight, was set to make the third defence of his belt against the dangerous Argentine, but having spent time in hospital with the injury and taking the advice of medical experts following scans, the Sheffield star will now look to face Chaves later in the year.
The show goes ahead with Chris Eubank Jr topping the bill against American Tony Jeter, while Gavin McDonnell defends his European bantamweight belt against former world title challenger Jeremy Parodi.
“It’s always a bitter blow when an injury causes a fight to be postponed, especially so close to the event,” said promoter Eddie Hearn. “Kell picked up a rib injury in sparring yesterday and spent most of the day in hospital. Kell was desperate to fight but it was simply impossible and we will now look to reschedule the bout for the end of the year.”
Matchroom Boxing will make a full statement on Monday regarding details of full refunds and partial refunds to those fans still attending the show.
Information courtesy of a press release issued by Matchroom Boxing