Brook vs Zerafa: Josh Kelly withdraws from David Avanesyan fight through illness

Last Updated: 08/12/18 4:50pm

Josh Kelly was due to face David Avanesyan on the undercard  of the Kell Brook-Michael Zerafa fight

Josh Kelly was due to face David Avanesyan on the undercard of the Kell Brook-Michael Zerafa fight

Josh Kelly has been forced to withdraw from his welterweight fight with David Avanesyan due to illness.

‘PBK’ fell ill the night before his showdown with the former world champion, which was due to feature on the undercard of the Kell Brook-Michael Zerafa fight on Saturday night, live on Sky Sports.

Matchroom have confirmed Kelly and Avanesyan will now face each other at a later date.

It means Olympian Qais Ashfaq’s six-rounder with Jay Carney and unbeaten female prospect Terri Harper against Feriche Mashaury, are both on the live show.

The undercard of Brook-Zefara still includes Jono Carroll’s final eliminator for the IBF Super Featherweight world title against Guillaume Renois.

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Brook says he will be looking to win in impressive style in Sheffield

Brook says he will be looking to win in impressive style in Sheffield

Meanwhile, Kid Galahad takes on Brayan Mairena and Anthony Fowler faces experienced Argentinian Jose Carlos Paz.

Watch Kell Brook vs Michael Zerafa in what could be his last fight in Sheffield, with Anthony Fowler and Jono Carroll on the undercard, live on Saturday, Sky Sports Action from 7pm, and Sky Sports Main Event from 8pm.