Fedor Chudinov-Frank Buglioni world title fight postponed

14/07/2015 08:38

WBA super middleweight champion Fedor Chudinov has pulled out of his world title defence against Frank Buglioni, scheduled for July 24 at Wembley Arena in London, because of a broken nose.

The Russian fighter outpointed Felix Sturm to win the vacant belt in May, and was due to defend it for the first time against the British challenger but suffered the injury during a recent sparring session.

Buglioni will now have to wait for a new date for his world title shot, but will still fight on the July 24 card against a replacement opponent to be determined.

"It's frustrating to know that I have to wait a little longer until I get to Chudinov, but the main thing is I will get him," said Buglioni.  "I would question, though, how Chudinov broke his nose if he was wearing the correct head protection with bars to protect his nose. My training has been perfect up to now and so is the weight, so it's such a shame this has happened now."