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Hughie Fury vs. Fred Kassi headlines April 30th Copper Box card after Billy Joe Saunders injury

Ovill McKenzie and Vijender Singh are set to appear on the card as well.

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WBO Middleweight Champion Billy Joe Saunders has suffered a hand injury in training, forcing him to withdraw from his planned April 30th title defense against Max Bursak. As a result, a heavyweight clash between Hughie Fury and Fred Kassi will serve as the new headliner.

Fury (19-0, 10 KO) has stayed busy in his young career, fighting five times since the start of 2015. His last fight saw him take a decision over late replacement Dominick Guinn on the undercard of Nick Blackwell vs. Chris Eubank, Jr. Kassi likely represents his stiffest test to date, with Andriy Rudenko currently occupying that position.

Kassi (18-4-1, 10 KO) is technically 0-2-1 in his last three fights, but those numbers are a bit deceiving.The knockout loss to Amir Mansour was legit as hell, but his draw with Chris Arreola and decision loss to Dominic Breazeale could have easily gone his way, especially the latter. He's got a tricky style that could present some difficulties for young (but not Young) Fury.

The rest of the card features Ovill McKenzie against Dmytro Kucher, Vijender Singh in his fifth pro bout, and the Walsh brothers, among others.

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