Lenny Daws European title fight off as Italian Di Rocco pulls out injured

Lenny Daws' EBU light welterweight title challenge to Michelle Di Rocco, scheduled for next Saturday in Perugia, Italy, is now off.  BoxRec News understands the Italian has withdrawn from the contest citing an injury.

Italian promoters OPI 2000 won the purse bid back in January (67,717 Euros), but it is not known whether they lodged the required amount of money with the BBBoC/EBU.

Despite the EBU confirming that judges had been appointed three weeks ago, no venue details were forthcoming, and OPI 2000's promotion of the bout has been non-existent.

Daws and trainer Ian Burbedge are understandably frustrated by the situation, having been in full training since January. Promoter Hennessy Sports should now be given an opportunity to stage the European title bout in the UK, possibly in July.


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