Injury to Fury places McDermott rematch on hold

By Ben Carey

Fans clamouring to see the eagerly anticipated English heavyweight title rematch between Tyson Fury and John McDermott will have to wait a little longer. An injury to Fury, sustained to his right hand during his points win over Tomas Mrazek in Dublin three weeks ago, has resulted in the British Boxing Board of Control to put back the opening of purse bids until its next meeting on Wednesday 11th November. The rematch, which was originally stipulated to take place before the end of December, has now been extended until the end of February next year.

The unbeaten Fury was awarded a highly controversial 98-92 points victory by referee Terry O’Connor over McDermott to capture the English title in Brentwood last month. Somewhat ironically, even the Board (incorrectly) list the unfortunate McDermott as the reigning English champion in its latest Championship circular. To read the rest of the latest English title news click the link.

ENGLISH CHAMPIONSHIPS

HEAVYWEIGHT JOHN McDERMOTT v TYSON FURY (HOLDER)
Due to injury to Champion Tyson Fury, the purse bids called for the above contest have been postponed. The Stewards decided this contest will be put out for purse bids at the next meeting of the Board on Wednesday, 11th November 2009, the contest to take place by the end of February 2010

LIGHT HEAVYWEIGHT DANNY McINTOSH (Holder) v TONY OAKEY
Following agreement being reached between the parties the above contest to be promoted by Richard Hatton will take place on a date and at a venue as yet to be advised.

MIDDLEWEIGHT DARREN McDERMOTT (Holder) v DANNY BUTLER
The above contest to be promoted by Richard Hatton will take place on Friday, 13th November 2009 at Fenton Manor, Stoke on Trent.

LIGHT MIDDLEWEIGHT ANDREW FACEY (Holder) v GARY WOOLCOMBE
Due to no confirmation being received from Promoter Frank Maloney of a date or venue for the above contest, Championship status has been withdrawn.

WELTERWEIGHT ADNAN AMAR (Holder) v TOM GLOVER
The above contest to be promoted by Hennessy Sports will take place at the Nottingham Arena, Nottingham on Saturday, 17th October 2009.

LIGHT WELTERWEIGHT (Vacant) STEVE WILLIAMS v MICHAEL GRANT
The above contest to be promoted by Barry Hearn will take place at the Meadowbank Sports Arena, Magherafelt, Northern Ireland on Friday, 6th November 2009.

SUPER FEATHERWEIGHT RYAN BARRETT (Holder) v GARY SYKES
The above contest to be promoted by Frank Maloney will take place on a date and venue as yet to be advised.

BANTAMWEIGHT JAMIE McDONNELL (Holder) v STUART McFADYEN
Due to injury to Stuart McFadyen, the above contest to be promoted by Frank Maloney has been postponed.

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