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Eleider Alvarez injures foot, pulled from Tyson Fury-Tom Schwarz undercard

Alvarez reportedly suffered the injury before his February loss to Sergey Kovalev

Sergey Kovalev v Eleider Alvarez Photo by Elsa/Getty Images

The June 15th Tyson Fury-Tom Schwarz card has lost its best fight thanks to Eleider Alvarez tearing a ligament in his left foot, scrapping his bout with Jesse Hart. This was reportedly a nagging injury from before his rematch with Sergey Kovalev that he’d chalked up to inflammation before the pain became too much for him to continue training.

The injury doesn’t seem to be too serious, at least; his team won’t rule out the Colombia-born Canadian returning to action before summer’s end.

There’s no word yet as to whether Hart will still fight on the 15th, although it’s practically certain that they won’t find a comparable opponent for him in less than two weeks. Said card needs all the help it can get at the moment, so I wouldn’t be too surprised to see the powers-that-be scrounge up a warm body for “Hollywood.”

One can only imagine the hordes of Fury-Schwarz viewers gutted by this news.

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