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Terry Flanagan-Derry Mathews pushed back to March 12

Fighters Network

An injury to WBO lightweight titleholder Terry Flanagan means that his all-British showdown with Derry Mathews has been pushed back one month. The bout was originally scheduled for Feb. 13 at the Echo Arena in Liverpool, England, but will now go ahead at the same venue on March 12.

Flanagan, rated No. 5 by THE RING at 135 pounds, has suffered severe tendonitis in his left foot which left him unable to train, but the 28-year-old southpaw will begin specialist physiotherapy treatment immediately to ensure that he’s fit and ready for the new date.

“This is a real blow to me as I’ve never pulled out of a fight because of an injury,” said a disappointed Flanagan. “I’ve had to take the advice of medical specialists on this occasion and I’ll be taking my treatment very seriously. I will return, back to my best, ready to defend my title successfully against Mathews.”

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 showdown between Flanagan and Mathews remains top of the bill. It’s going to be a real war between these two who are going to put everything on the line.”

All other bouts scheduled for this show will go ahead on the new date.

Information provided courtesy of a press release issued by Queensberry Promotions.

Tickets purchased with the original date printed on the face will be valid for use on the new date of Saturday 12th March. For any ticketing enquiries please contact: [email protected]