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Rigondeaux v Dickens is OFF

Earlier this week we reported that the fight between Guillermo Rigondeaux and Jazza Dickens, at the Liverpool Echo Arena was in doubt.

We’d heard that the super-bantamweight title holder was having visa problems which would prevent him entering the UK.

We can now confirm that Dickens chances of upsetting the apple-cart are over as the fight has now been cancelled due to those rumoured visa problems.

Frank Warren has confirmed that Rigondeaux will not be arriving in the UK before the fight.

But the manner in which the fight has been cancelled is disappointing. It seems that Rigondeaux had been training in Russia and that Frank Warren’s Queensbury Promotions had done their best to get the visa sorted, filing the application, in Moscow, on 29th February. The visa was supposed to be issued by the following Wednesday with Rigondeaux arriving in the UK in good time for the fight.

But with a visa in sight, Rigondeaux somehow flew to the US on the Tuesday with Queensbury Promotions remarking,

'We have yet to establish how and why he flew to the USA and, further, how he managed to fly anywhere when the normal practice is, when applying for a visa, that you hand your passport in and get it back when the visa is issued.'

A strange and frustrating outcome I’d say.


The Journalist

Writer: Kid Glove Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Thursday March 10 2016

Time: 5:10PM

 

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