Promoter Frank Warren’s show at Wembley Arena on Saturday 16th March has been postponed and will now take place on Saturday 20th April.
WBO Lightweight Champ Ricky Burns’ opponent, Miguel Vazquez - the IBF World Champion - has been suffering from a severe viral infection caused by food poisoning. Vazquez has been advised to rest and rehydrate, before starting to train again which has meant that the fight has had to be delayed.
Promoter Frank Warren said, "It’s very unfortunate that Vazquez has had to withdraw so close to the fight, but it is on medical grounds, which is beyond my control, due to his viral infection, and we have his doctor’s certificate confirming this. Therefore I have had to postpone the fight, not canceled as stated in some media reports, to Saturday 20th April at Wembley Arena. Everybody is disappointed by this postponement, but we have worked hard to ensure that Ricky’s unification fight still goes ahead."
A hugely disappointed Burn took to his twitter page to Tweet: "Absolutely gutted this fight ain’t happening, another training camp n it’s fell through,"
Tickets that have been purchased for the show will be still be valid for the new date.
March 4, 2013