Every so often we get some disappointing news. Such a story emerged earlier today as we found out that Hikaru Nishida (15-8-1, 7) [西田 光] has been forced to pull out of his scheduled third bout with Makoto Fuchigami (23-11, 13) [淵上 誠].
The two men, who were meant to meet tomorrow for the Japanese and WBO Asia Pacific Middleweight titles, has seen their bout scratched at the day of the weigh in due to Nishida suffering a variety of injuries on Sunday night.
The current Japanese national champion, and former OPBF champion, tripped on the stairs on Sunday as he left the gym and suffered a variety of injuries. Although none of the injuries are said to be career threatening he has complained of having headaches and that has forced him out of the bout, with a concussion being diagnosed as a result of the fall.
Although their is hope of having the bout rescheduled the time is a frustrating one for fans who bought tickets, though who were paying to watch the show on A-sign, and of course Fuchigami, who misses out on a title fight. The challenger will participate in a 2 round spar during the show to try and let fans who bout tickets see him at least get a glimpse of the former world title challenger.
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