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Queensberry Promotions have confirmed that a perforated eardrum has forced Hamzah Sheeraz to postpone a fight with Liam Williams until next year.
The pair were initially set to meet at London’s Copperbox Arena before the postponement was confirmed in a Queensberry statement on Wednesday evening.
Gavin Gwynne‘s vacant European lightweight title fight versus Emiliano Marsili was initially set for the undercard but will now headline at York Hall the night before.
“Hamzah Sheeraz has suffered a perforated eardrum and as such the 2nd December main event is postponed with a new date in early 2024 to be announced,” the statement reads.
“Other fights scheduled for 2nd December will now take place on 1st December at York Hall, live on TNT Sports. Ticket holders should contact their point of purchase.”
Sheeraz’ toughest test delayed
The fight was set to be Sheeraz’ second of 2023 following his second-round stoppage victory over Dmytro Mytrofanov.
His Commonwealth middleweight title, which he claimed after ousting River Wilson-Bent inside two rounds last November, was set to be on the line against Wales’ Williams.
The latter hasn’t fought in twelve months since making his ring return with a second-round TKO over Nizar Trimech.
Williams, a two-weight British champion, has only lost to former world champions Liam Smith and Demetrius Andrade as well as British rival Chris Eubank Jr.
The 31-year-old is set to be Sheeraz’ sternest test yet inside 19 pro bouts which haven’t seen him endure the full twelve-round distance.
Conlan-Gill now the standalone televised bout on December 2nd
The postponement means Michael Conlan‘s featherweight clash versus Jordan Gill in Belfast will now be the only televised show taking place on the night.
Both shows were initially set to clash before the injury was confirmed by Queensberry last night.
The undercard will now take place the night before at York Hall, featuring Gwynne’s European title fight with Marsili.
Lightweight Sam Noakes and featherweight Raven Chapman are also set to feature.