Anthony Mundine has withdrawn from his scheduled May 9 fight in Texas with Austin Trout due to a perforated eardrum. The fight was to air on Saturday's Premier Boxing Champions card on CBS. Mundine made the announcement last night, tweeting a link to an official statement:
Mundine is suffering from a severe ear condition which doctors say will cause him serious and potentially permanent damage if he continues with the bout. The ear condition was first noticed after sparring and got progressively worse the next day during his flight to the USA. Team Mundine sort immediate medical attention after landing in the U.S and have taken the medical advice to reschedule the fight for a later date very seriously. The safety of fighters is our first priority.
Mundine, 39, was set to make just his second appearance on U.S. soil against Trout. His first fight in the States came in July 2012, when he beat Bronco McKart in front of a small crowd in Las Vegas.
Mundine's team say he does intend to reschedule the fight with Trout. He had already flown in to Texas, and is going to be there for a bit, as he's been advised not to fly with the injury.
PBC on CBS will still feature Omar Figueroa vs Ricky Burns and Tomoki Kameda vs Jamie McDonnell.