Callum Smith, a former world champion, has been forced to withdraw from headlining the main event for his light-heavyweight fight with Pawel Stepien at the M&S Bank Arena, Liverpool, on March 11th, 2023, due to injury.
According to reports, the event will proceed as planned, with Diego Pacheco’s battle for the WBO international super-middleweight title with Jack Cullen and Robbie Davies Jr’s super-lightweight match with Darragh Foley now taking center stage as the two co-headliners.
SMITH VS STEPIEN IS OFF ❌
Callum Smith has been forced to withdraw from his clash with Pawel Stepien next week due to injury.
— IFL TV (@IFLTV) March 2, 2023
Pacheco, who has an undefeated record with fourteen knockouts and is considered to be one of the most promising boxers in America, is set to make his UK debut by facing Jack Cullen, who has a 21-3-1 record with nine knockouts.
Meanwhile, Davies Jr (23-3, 15 KOs) was scheduled to battle Liam Paro but must now face Foley (21-4-1, 9 KOs) in a ten-round matchup as a replacement.
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