Wolverhampton’s Conah Walker has been forced to pull out of his scheduled welterweight clash versus Kane Gardner in Bolton this weekend after fracturing his metacarpal in training.

Walker announced the injury in a statement posted to social media. “Gutted to announce I won’t be fighting on the show the weekend. I’ve fractured my metacarpal. I’m waiting on an MRI scan to see whether I’m going to need it pinning. I cannot believe the best opportunity I have had has been gone but I would like to thank Wasserman and Kalle and Nisse Sauerland for giving me the opportunity. Apologies to Channel 5. Sorry to Kane I think we would have stolen the show and understand how disappointing it is for him. I’ve been there, but we will find a way to push on. Hopefully he can get a new opponent and still be able to perform on the show. Obviously there will be refunds for tickets and hopefully not too late to get refunded for accommodation and travel purposes“.

The twenty-seven-year-old announced he had signed with the Sauerlands and Wasserman Boxing last week and will hope to fight on another big show in the near future once the injury heals up.

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