Toowoomba featherweight “Iron” Will Young has suffered a viral infection forcing him out of this Sunday’s Australian featherweight title fight against Brisbane’s Emanuel Micallef. As a result of Young falling ill, the event that was scheduled to take place at Smithy’s Gym this Sunday has been cancelled.
Despite this disappointment Young’s shot at the Australian featherweight title has been salvaged with the bout against “Machine Gun Manny” Emanuel Micallef rescheduled to take place on the undercard of “Smithy Brings the Big Fights 7” at Rumours International in Toowoomba on July 4th. This bout adds to what is already an action packed card highlighted by the much anticipated rematch of former two time world lightweight champion Michael Katsidis “The Great” and England’s Graham “Duke of” Earl for the WBU Junior Welterweight world title.
Promoter Brendon Smith who is also Will Young’s trainer says the cancellation is disappointing for all parties.
“It is a shame as Will and I’m sure Emanuel, have trained very hard for June 1,” said Smith. “However boxing is dangerous and the health of the fighter’s is most important so we have no choice but to reschedule the bout. Emanuel and his team are very professional and while they are disappointed the bout won’t happen this Sunday, they understand these things happen in this sport and are happy to fight on July 4.”
This fight will take place on the undercard of "Smithy Brings the Big Fights 7" at Rumours International in Toowoomba. Headlining the fight night will be the long awaited rematch of former two time world champion Michael Katsids "The Great" against England's Graham "Duke of" Earl for the WBU world junior welterweight championship.
Also on the card will be undefeated featherweight prospect "The Great White" Brayd
Smith as he defends his WBC featherweight world youth silver title. The man who knocked down NSW captain Paul Gallen, "The Herminator" Herman Ene-Purcell will return to the ring along with Filipino star Jack Asis. English import Darren “The Cumbrian Cyclone” will take on Indonesian Eddy Comaro as well as fellow Englishman Josh “The
Boss” Baillie, Kyle "Tank" Teer and Tressa "T-Rex" Lindenberg.
Tickets are on sale now at Smithy's Gym. The prices are the same as the previous event at $95 for Ringside A, $75 for Ringside B and $55 for general tickets.Tags: boxing