Fight off as ill Goodwin collapses on morning of Johanneson weigh in

Chris Goodwin's eagerly anticipated rematch with Carl Johanneson, scheduled to take place in Manchester tomorrow night, was called off today only an hour before the weigh in.
The match was to be an eliminator for the Commonwealth title.

A member of Goodwin's team posted the following on the BoxRec forum: "Chris was taken to hospital this morning by ambulance after collapsing, turned out to be a kidney infection which only reared its head when the water was cut down over the last 48 hours.
"We only got the final word from the docs shortly after 12 and swiftly made Steve Wood aware. We would again like to apologise to Steve, Frank (Maloney, co-promoting the show) and of course to Carl who will have trained as hard as Chris and we hope to get the fight on soon.  
"I'd be the first to comment on a fighter pulling out an hour before the weigh in but it is just one of those situations which can't be helped.
"He's been doing check weights and has been around 9st 9lbs for weeks so it wasnt poor planning."
Goodwin was keen to exact revenge after losing the first match on points.


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Fight Reports

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