Gavin Rees out of November fight
4:21pm Monday 14th October 2013 in Sport
NEWBRIDGE boxer Gavin Rees has been forced to pull-out of his next fight because of injury, writes Michael Pearlman.
The 33-year old former light welterweight world champion was supposed to face the highly-rated Tommy Coyle on November 2 at the Hull Arena.
However, the Sky Sports bill will now move ahead without Rees, with Coyle instead facing John Simpson for an international title.
Rees is understood to have suffered a reoccurrence of a shoulder injury, a problem that required surgery after his last outing, a shock points defeat to Anthony Crolla.
“We went from one war with Gavin to another with John and Tommy, and the fight fans know what to expect from these two,” said promoter Eddie Hearn.
“I was disappointed for Gavin – he won’t feature again until 2014 now.”
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