Light heavyweight Callum Johnson says he is ‘gutted’ to again see a fight fall through.
The Boston boxer was due to take to the ring at Liverpool’s Olympia tomorrow (Friday).
But he had to withdraw due to a hamstring injury.
“I’m not fighting. I’m gutted,” he told The Standard.
“I had the injury about three weeks ago and I hoped I would be alright.
“But I put on too much weight in that time when I recovered.
“It would be too much to make the weight and be in my best condition.”
This is more annoying for Johnson as a bout set for late October also fell through when headliner Nathan Cleverly’s fight was postponed.
It was planned that, had he got through a fight before Christmas, Johnson would meet the winner of Ovill McKenzie and Enzo Macarinelli for the Commonwealth title.
And with a shot at a belt at stake, Johnson knew he couldn’t risk getting into the ring this weekend.
“I know I could have probably won the fight one-handed,” he added.
“But you can’t take that risk when there’s a title shot coming my way.
“I was about 75 or 80 per cent fit. I couldn’t take the chance.”