With just 9 days until the big Teiken card on WOWOW we've had some bad news. WBA Lightweight champion Richar Abril (18-3-1, 8) has unfortunately injured his ankle. The Cuban, who was scheduled to defend his title against Teiken's very own Jorge Linares (34-3, 22) has, of course been forced to pull out of that contest.
We are still expecting Linares to be on the card, albeit it in a 10 round non-title affair against a lower level fighter, in what would appear to be a stay busy fight.
It appears that that the Abril/Linares will be re-arranged for another Teiken show. The dates that have penciled in as possibilities are December 7th and December 31st.
With a injured ankle being a relatively seriously problem we'll be shocked if the bout takes place on the December 7th card, so the 31st looks the most likely of the two options giving us another great fight to end the year with.
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