Dickens to remain on Flanagan v Mathews bill before June 4 home European title shot versus Medina

Jazza Dickens has confirmed that he will stay on the Terry Flanagan v Derry Mathews world title card this weekend despite the collapse of his eagerly-anticipated clash with Guillermo Rigondeaux.

The Liverpudlian was looking forward to facing one of the world’s best fighters in front of his hometown fans until the Cuban was forced to return to Miami due to unforeseen visa issues in Russia.

Dickens is now set for a much lower-key stay-busy fight at just a few days’ notice at the Echo Arena in Liverpool, although has the slight compensation of a coveted European title chance to look forward to in the summer.

The 24 year-old is already lined up to face Dominican-born Spaniard Abigail Medina for the vacant European super-bantamweight title, in a fight that is pencilled in to take place in his hometown once again on June 4.

Talented Doncaster man Gavin McDonnell recently gave up the blue strap to concentrate on a possible 2016 world championship shot at 122, leaving Dickens and EU belt holder Medina as the next contenders to fight for the title.

More details of the June 4 card are expected to be released by Frank Warren once Dickens takes part on this weekend’s high-profile BoxNation bill.