A strained bicep has caused super-lightweight prospect George Hennon (4-1) to withdraw from his scheduled fight at the Copper Box Arena on December 9.
The 23-year-old from Maidstone was due to have his sixth professional bout on the bumper Frank Warren promoted show headlined by world champions James DeGale and Lee Selby in their BT Sport debuts.
He informed his fans on Facebook earlier, “I’ve had to pull out of my fight on December 9th due to a ‘significant strain’ on my bicep.
“It’s stopping me from being able to straighten my arm out. Was an injury that occurred in sparring.
“No one is more gutted and devastated than I am. This is boxing, and this is life, I suppose. Thank you for everyone’s continued support.”
Hennon recently teamed up with new trainer Billy Rumbol at his Sittingbourne gym after difficulties reaching the Peacock Gym in London regularly due to his new work location.
The Kent puncher, who hasn’t fought since July 2016, formerly trained with Johnny Greaves, the journeyman who had exactly 100 pro bouts.
Greaves steered Hennon from an amateur kick-boxing career to the paid ranks in boxing, notching up four wins from five fights. His sole loss was in the away corner against eight-time national amateur champion Sam Ball on the night when Ricky Burns became a triple world champion.
The crocked prospect plans to enjoy Christmas to let his arm heal, but aims to fight again in early 2018.