Friday’s Matchroom Fight Camp card is still good to go, featuring Terri Harper defending her WBC junior lightweight title against Natasha Jonas in the main event, but lightweight prospect Aqib Fiaz is off the card, as Matchroom report he’s “feeling unwell” as of Thursday evening.
Fiaz, 20, was set to face Kane Baker (13-6, 0 KO) in a step-up bout, one that would have seen Fiaz (5-0, 0 KO) taking on by far has best opponent to date. Fiaz made weight on Thursday, coming in at 133¾ pounds for the fight, with Baker, 30, at 131¼.
Promoter Eddie Hearn says the fight will be rescheduled as soon as possible, and Baker shared his thoughts on the cancellation, giving his side of things as a “journeyman” who had worked hard to get ready for a big chance:
️ "I'm gutted, I've shed a few tears. I've had one of the best weeks ever but now it's a sad ending. I'll be back"— Matchroom Boxing (@MatchroomBoxing) August 6, 2020
An emotional Kane Baker speaks just moments after finding out tomorrow's fight is off with Fiaz falling ill #FightCamp pic.twitter.com/BsJ3ZbXlfZ
The show will go on as a four-bout event. Along with Harper vs Jonas in the 12-round, world title main event, we’ll also have Chris Billam-Smith defending his Commonwealth cruiserweight title against Nathan Thorley, junior middleweight Anthony Fowler returning in a tune-up against Adam Harper, and unbeaten featherweight prospect Ivan “Hopey” Price facing Jonny Phillips.