Ryan Walsh has expressed his disappointment as Isaac Lowe jetted off to the USA with friend Tyson Fury.
The British featherweight champion was due to battle Lowe in a rematch of their entertaining first meeting on October 27.
Walsh and Lowe fought out to a draw on the George Groves v Chris Eubank Jr. and were ordered to do it again by the British Board.
Matchroom boss Eddie Hearn duly won the purse bid and pencilled the fight in for the John Ryder undercard later this month.
Out of the blue, and during the press tour for Fury’s massive heavyweight fight with Deontay Wilder, Lowe announced his decision to accept an offer to compete on the Los Angeles bill.
Explaining his decision, Lowe said: “I just want to say I am very sorry to the fans and the Walsh team for pulling out of this fight.
“This is a fight I really wanted because I really did want to beat Ryan, put the draw right and get that British title. ”
But I had a chance to fulfil a lifelong dream to box in America on the world’s biggest heavyweight fight.
“I hope people understand where I am coming from.
“This is something I felt I could not turn down. This is a chance in a lifetime to put myself on the world stage and is what I dreamed of as a kid to go to America and fight on a big stage.
“I had to do it, I will get to the top,” he added.
Walsh expressed his thoughts and duly took to social media to find a new opponent.
“It’ll be very interesting to see what title this is and who (Isaac Lowe is going to fight),” said Walsh.
“(I’m) Clearly being avoided here. (The British) Title is the dream, not boxing (in America) for nothing belts!
“Featherweights, any featherweights. I have a date, I have a venue…I need an opponent!
“Contact Matchroom Boxing,” he urged.
With just over three weeks left to fight night, it’s a headache Hearn could do without. Frank Warren, on the other hand, has begun filling the Wilder v Fury undercard.