Stephen Smith’s Commonwealth challenge is off
“Looks like we all won’t be fighting till September now” – Joe Selkirk
Stephen “Swifty” Smith’s challenge against John Simpson for the Commonwealth Featherweight Title on July 17th in Glasgow is off as the whole bill has been scrapped.
It comes just a few days after Michael Jennings “3 Lions” bill on July 3rd in Preston was also called off and the whole bill cancelled also.
Jennings is determined to win the British welterweight title despite his latest set back.
The Chorley star was left frustrated when John O’Donnell pulled out of their clash for the Lonsdale belt and Promoter Frank Warren was forced to cancel the whole show.
Jennings stated “I still want that belt, I definitely want to fight for it, but it is just a waiting game at the moment. There is nothing I can do about it, but prepare as normal, I will carry on training and whether it is next month or September, I’ll be ready when my chance comes.” He added
Whether its fighters pulling out or Sky TV not been able to broadcast shows, it means frustration for a whole host of British Boxers who now look set to face a summer of inaction.
Along with Jennings and Smith, Liverpool scrappers Tony Bellew and Joe Selkirk were also left to ponder a summer away from the ring.
“Its very frustrating to train hard for 7 weeks and not to fight, Its hard to take but you just have to get on with it and keep training and the fights should come. ”Looks like we all won’t be fighting till September now.” said Selkirk.

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