Davies v Leather / Dubois v Little: Warren to reveal Saunders v Murray undercard fate on Monday

WBN 03/06/2018

Frank Warren will outline in the next 24 hours what happens with the rest of The O2 Arena card following the collapse of Billy Joe Saunders v Martin Murray on Sunday. 

A packed line-up was due to accompany the Saunders v Murray middleweight title bout in London on June 23, although the champion was forced to withdraw with a hamstring injury.

Ohara Davies v Josh Leather tops the undercard, with a tasty-looking domestic heavyweight bout between rising star Daniel Dubois and Tom Little in back-up.

Darryl Williams is set to defend his English super-middleweight strap against Lennox Clarke in an already delayed contest, whilst top Warren prospect Anthony Yarde was also pencilled in to feature.

“Due to an injury suffered by Billy Joe Saunders, unfortunately, he has had to withdraw from his June 23rd fight with Martin Murray at the o2 Arena,” said Warren.

“A full statement on the show will be made tomorrow. We apologize for any inconvenience,” he added.

There’s a big possibility of the show being switched to another venue now that there’s no world championship fight to speak of as the original co-main involving Terry Flanagan and Maurice Hooker was switched to the Tyson Fury bill when Saunders v Murray was first postponed from April.

With just under three weeks to go, it’s a headache that needs to be addressed, with Warren set to reveal the fate of the bill on Monday.