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Terry Flanagan vs. Derry Mathews rescheduled for March 12th

The fight will still take place in Liverpool's Echo Arena.

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English fans will have to wait for Terry Flanagan's title defense against Derry Mathews, as the WBO Lightweight Champion has suffered a bout of tendonitis that delays the fight from February 13th to March 12th.

The undercard, which includes the likes of Tommy Langford and Vijender Singh, will make the transition as well.

Flanagan (29-0, 12 KO) earned the belt last July when Jose Zepeda suffered a shoulder injury two rounds into their fight. Three months later, he defended it with a thorough biffing of Diego Magdaleno, whom he mauled in two. The twenty-six-year-old looks like he's got the goods, and thankfully won't suffer too much of a delay from this injury.

Mathews (38-9-2, 20 KO), a thirteen-year veteran, first fought Flanagan in a 2012 Prizefighter semifinal, losing via decision. He's drawn with Anthony Crolla and beaten Tommy Coyle since and will enter the fight on a four-fight winning streak. He vacated his WBA Interim Championship to face Flanagan, a move that drew the ire of Ismael Barroso's promoter.

Anyone's plans ruined by this turn of events?

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