Liam Smith’s May 18 British welterweight title eliminator with Ronnie Heffron has been put on the back burner as Heffron has picked up a hand injury.  Both Dean Powell, Frank Warren’s matchmaker, and Smith confirmed the news to on Friday night, with Powel informing me that Heffron’s injury is not serious, but will prevent him training for a few weeks.  News of a rescheduled date is expected in the next few days

Liverpool’s Smith, 9-0-1 (4), had hoped to prove his championship mettle 

against Oldham’s Heffron, 9-0 (5), but the 23-year-old will now have to wait a 

few more weeks as Heffron, 21, seeks to deal wih his injury and get back into 

serious training ahead of the clash of undefeated prospects.



The fight was to be part of BoxNation’s new BoxAcademy format, which is the brainchild of George and Francis Warren’s Queensberry Promotions, and was to take place at Oldham’s Sports Centre.  The two fighters now face a short wait to see who will earn the right to challenge the winner of Colin Lynes’s British title defence against Junior Witter at Hillsborough Leisure Centre on May 12.

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