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Derry Mathew's world title fight on hold

Derry Mathews during his defeat to Emiliano Marsili Credit: PA

Derry Mathew's world title shot on Friday March 6 at the Liverpool Echo Arena has been put on hold after his opponent Richar Abril has withdrawn with a viral infection.

It is thought that the Cuban Abril has been suffering from a viral infection, possibly Dengue Fever.

The show itself has not been canceled with boxer Paul Butler headlining the event fighting for the IBF World Super-Flyweight title against Zolanni Tete.

Also on the card are Merseyside stars Kevin Satchell, Liam Smith and Jazza Dickens, plus Lancashire favourite Jack Catterall all in big title action.

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Boxer Tony Bellew asks Everton fans for halftime favour

Boxer Tony Bellew is asking Everton fans to stay in their seats at half time tonight, as filming takes place for an upcoming Hollywood movie.

He will be starring in a Rocky spin-off called Creed, chronicling the career of Apollo Creed's grandson Adonis.

Watch: Amir Kahn calls out Mayweather in prank video

Amir Khan wearing a Mayweather mask Credit: RDX Sport

Bolton Boxer Amir Khan has released a prank video in his attempts to get Floyd Mayweather to fight him next.

The video was shot by the fighting equipment company RDX Sports, it shows Khan getting interviewed wearing a Mayweather mask and claiming that the pound-for-pond king is scared of fighting him. The video also shows Khan fighting off a crowd of 'fake Mayweathers'.

Earlier this week he gave the american champion a five-day deadline to accept his challenge. Mayweather has until tomorrow to respond but speculations are growing that his next fight will be against Filipino boxer Manny Pacquiao.

Mathews would offer Crolla world title shot

Liverpool boxer Derry Mathews says he would be prepared to offer his rival Anthony Crolla a world title shot if he beats Cuban Richar Abril in March.

It's been confirmed today that Mathews will face the WBA Lightweight champion at the Echo Arena.

It's the fight Crolla was all set for until he suffered a fractured skull tackling suspected burglars over Christmas.

Mathews, who's already fought Crolla twice - and has yet to lose to him - says a third showdown is a possibility.

But he's got to beat a superstar of the sport first.

Liverpool boxer Derry Matthews to take on Richar Abril for the World Lightweight title

Derry Matthews. Credit: Press Association.

Liverpool's Derry Matthews is expected to be handed a surprise shot at the World Lightweight title.

It's thought he'll take on the Cuban, Richar Abril for the WBA belt at Liverpool's Echo Arena in March.

It's the fight that Manchester's Anthony Crolla has had to give up after suffering a fractured skull when confronting suspected burglars.

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Amir Khan to wear £20,000 shorts for Las Vegas fight

Bolton boxer Amir Khan will be wearing shorts with 24-carat gold thread when he takes on two-time world champion Devon Alexander.

The shorts are reported to be worth around £20,000 and are made of white nappa leather, silk and feature a waistband made of the gold thread.

Amir Khan Credit: Press Association

The welterweight fight will take place at the MGM Grand tomorrow night.

The winner could go on to fight the undefeated champion Floyd Mayweather Jnr.

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