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Heavyweight prospect Anthony Joshua has been forced to postpone of his clash with Dorian Darch on December 14 due to a shoulder injury

The Olympic Gold medal hero was set to return to the ExCeL in London to face the Welshman, returning to the scene of his London 2012 triumph for his fourth pro contest, but sadly for the 23 year old, a shoulder issue has flared up and after consultation with medical staff it has been decided he will now meet Darch in Cardiff on February 1.

Former IBF bantamweight champion Jamie McDonnell will have his second fight in four weeks under Matchroom and former two time world middleweight title challenger Martin Murray will also make a capital appearance against Belarus’ Sergey Khomitsky.

British Super Middleweight champion Paul Smith has also recently been added to the bill at the ExCeL, no opponent is yet confirmed for the Liverpool boxer.

Lightweight star and former world title challenger Kevin Mitchell faces Italian Brunet Zamora for the vacant IBF Inter-Continental title in his home city.

Lee Purdy challenges Italian Leonard Bundu, for his European title and Olympic Bronze medal winner Anthony Ogogo will have his 4th pro outing.

Tony Owen will defend his Southern area light-Welterweight belt against fellow Carshalton man Ricky Boylan, while Ryan ‘Crash Bang’ Taylor meets Floyd Moore for the vacant Southern area lightweight strap. Danny Connor fights in an eliminator for the English Light Welterweight belt against Tyler Goodjohn.

Erick Ochieng is back in action after his loss to Liam Smith for the British Light Middleweight title, he will be moving down to Welterweight to take on Dale Evans.

Unbeaten super-flyweight Kal Yafai will have his 10th pro fight, and there is a return to the ring for unbeaten lightweight prospect Martin J Ward, while Essex light-welterweight John Wayne Hibbert and Cruiserweight duo Wadi Camacho and Ben Ileyemi complete what should be a good night of boxing.