Jayson Velez Withdraws From Ponce De Leon Title Bout

By Ryan Burton and Damián Ferrer Reyes

Golden Boy Promotions has seen several fights fall apart in the first quarter of 2013 due to injuries and has been advised the run of bad luck continues as Jayson Velez has suffered a fracture in his ankle and is pulling out of his March 2nd fight against WBC featherweight champion Daniel Ponce De Leon. 

The fight was scheduled to headline a Showtime televised tripleheader at the Apollo Theatre in New York.

Velez released a copy of the doctor's note. He suffered the injury while using the stairs after exercising in a swimming pool.

There is no word as to whether or not the entire card will be postponed. 

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User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by Cuauhtémoc1520 on 02-14-2013

Damn man, was looking forward to this one. Velez is talented but I was really excited to see how he handled the rugged PDL. This year is getting off to a bad start.

Comment by jtcs1981 on 02-14-2013

Velez was staying in the Sheraton Hotel in Caguas. Their team want him to do a camp away from home. The damn idiot was in the pool with his girl and step son when he injured himself. The only good…

Comment by Juan,000,000 on 02-11-2013

[QUOTE=figzuki;13025007]hmm, good post man.[/QUOTE] lmfao take that Janet Jackson hat off!.. didn't think to many people caught that.

Comment by Juan,000,000 on 02-11-2013

wow I'm a huge boxing fan but this is a disgrace I'm bout to turn to ufc... we haven't got a decent match yet this year. thanks u BS promoters!

Comment by anonymous2.0 on 02-11-2013

wtf? You don't need a doctors note, this isn't grade school. The new trend of 2013 is to post pictures of injuries and other crap....

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