The chances of Dereck Chisora claiming two versions of the sports biggest prize have been taken away from the Londoner in a shocking turn of events.
WBO and IBF champion Wladimir Klitschko has called a fight off between the pair for the second time in three months.
Scepticism will reign supreme as talks about the Ukrainian facing WBA champion David Haye have, once again, been dominating the headlines over the past two weeks. Just as they did before Klitschko pulled out of their first meeting in December.
If Klitschko and Haye do agree, Chisora will no doubt be heavily compensated once again for his inconvenience. But many will see it as Wladimir’s only chance to book a July meeting with the ‘Hayemaker’.
It is now highly unlikely that the bout with the British and Commonwealth champion will happen, at the very least until after Wladimir faces Haye.
The news comes just hours after Ronald ‘Winky’ Wright pulled out of a scheduled bout with another Briton, Matthew Macklin, who was booked to fight the hall of famer on April 9th.