The show won’t go on! ‘Frustrated’ boxer Callum Johnson apologises to fans after plug is pulled on bout for third time in six months

Callum Johnson.
Callum Johnson.

Callum Johnson has apologised to his fans - after yet another bout has fallen through.

The Boston light heavyweight was due to take on Carl Wilder in his sixth pro fight on Friday.

But on Monday the 27-year-old learned that promoter Frank Warren had pulled the plug on the card, which was to be held at Liverpool Olympia.

Poor ticket sales was the reason given for the cancellation.

“I’m sorry to everyone who bought tickets,” the fighter told The Standard.

“I’m gutted and don’t want to let any of my fands down.

“I just hope they realise it wasn’t my fault.”

“It’s frustrating for me.”

Johnson won the Commonwealth Games gold medal in Delhi 2010 - but has only fought five times since turning pro in December of that year.

His ring return would have been his first bout in 11 months, due to yet more cancellations.

He was forced to pull out of a card in November last year due to injury.

But a further three contests have been written off due to shows falling through, leaving Johnson frustrated yet eager to vent his anger inside the ropes.

By the time he fights next, it will be at least year since his last fight.

That came in mid-May 2012, when James Tucker was stopped in round one.