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Avery Sparrow arrested, fight with Ryan Garcia canceled

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The fight was set to co-headline the DAZN broadcast

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Well, this is certainly a thing.

Philadelphia lightweight prospect Avery Sparrow, who no-showed today’s weigh-ins, has reportedly been arrested on an outstanding charge ahead of his scheduled fight with Ryan Garcia tomorrow evening. “Kingry” does not have a replacement opponent and is now off the card, though he’s stated that he could appear on the November 2nd Canelo-Kovalev card against Romero Duno.

Duno is currently set to face Ivan Delgado on the same Jaime Munguia-Patrick Allotey undercard. The powers-that-be could, if so inclined, put the Filipino youngster in against Garcia (18-0, 15 KO), but that doesn’t seem like sound prospect management.

The nature of Sparrow’s alleged crime is unknown, only that it’s “not new” and that U.S. Marshalls had been searching for him “since Wednesday.”

With this fight off of the show, it’s unclear what will be bumped to co-feature status on the Munguia-Allotey DAZN broadcast; most likely, it’ll either be Duno-Delgado or Franchon Cruz Dezurn’s WBC super middleweight title defense against Maricela Cornejo.