Hopey Price has been ruled out of his next fight.
The slick southpaw landed gold at the Olympic Youth Games last year in Buenos Aires to go alongside his two European Championships and seven national titles.
Price turned professional back in October, inking a multi-year contract with Eddie Hearn and Matchroom Boxing.
And the Leeds super-bantamweight, who has already chalked up wins at Manchester Arena –– on the undercard of Katie Taylor’s successful challenge of Christina Linardatou for the WBO female super-lightweight crown –– and the Diriyah Arena in Diriyah, Saudi Arabia, had looked to make it three undefeated when he got back between the ropes on Saturday.
But ‘Drago’, 19, has been forced away from his next outing after picking up an elbow injury.
He had been named as an addition to the card which will be topped by the return of Kell Brook, exclusively live on Sky Sports and DAZN, at the FlyDSA Arena in Sheffield.
However, his manager and trainer Dave Coldwell now believes Price will be ready for a date in March.
The former IBF welterweight world champion Brook was last in action back in December 2018 at the same venue when he took on Michael Zerafa and it will be American Mark DeLuca in the opposite corner when ‘The Special One’ finally comes back in a clash for the vacant WBO Inter-Continental super-welterweight title.
Kid Galahad will meet Claudio Marrero in a final eliminator for Josh Warrington’s IBF world featherweight title and Anthony Tomlinson is set to meet Stuart Burt in an official eliminator for Chris Jenkins’ British welterweight title.
Terri Harper puts her IBO female super-featherweight title at stake while challenging Eva Wahlstrom for the WBC female world title, Scottish super-middleweight John Docherty returns alongside Callum Beardow, Martin J Ward and Donte Dixon and there is a return to action for heavyweight favourite David Allen as he looks to get back on the horse following last July’s 10-round retirement defeat at the hands of David Price at the O2 Arena in London.