Earlier this week it was announced that rising British Heavyweight star Anthony Joshua has been forced to pull out of his forthcoming contest against Argentine journeyman Hector Alfredo Avila with a torn bicep.
The match up, which would have been over six rounds on the bill of Carl Froch’s grudge match against fellow British Super Middleweight George Groves, would have been Joshua’s fourth professional contest this year, since turning over after striking gold at Super Heavyweight in last year’s London Olympics.
Avila is a former Argentinian Cruiserweight champion whose last visit to these shores saw him stopped in nine rounds by Dereck Chisora.
However, it is hoped that Joshua will appear on the Christmas Cracker bill on December 14 against Welsh Heavyweight Dorian Darch.
This writer, like many a British fight fan, wishes the likeable London Heavyweight a speedy recovery so we can continue to see him develop.