Mitchelstown’s Vladimir Belujsky will have to wait to fight for the vacant WBO World Youth Super Middleweight Title after his scheduled fight against undefeated Batal Chezhia was cancelled amid security concerns at the Bracknell, UK venue over a week ago.
The Avondhu understands that a member of Belujsky’s management team was informed that it was too dangerous for the Slovakian-born fighter to travel to the venue after safety concerns were raised by organisers.
Although bitterly disappointed, Belujsky says he will keep himself busy by fighting later this month in Neptune in Cork.
“I will have to wait now until August or September to fight for the WBO World Youth Super Middleweight Title. It’s disappointing but I will continue to work hard. I will face the same opponent and I will be ready,” Belujsky told The Avondhu.
His opponent, Chezhia, has a perfect record of nine wins from his previous nine fights and is expected to be the toughest opponent of Belujsky’s career to date.
An announcement on Boxing social.com read, “Due to unforeseen security issues beyond the control of Boxing Social, tonight’s Boxing Summer Ball card at Bracknell Leisure Centre has been cancelled. Further details about the rescheduling of the event will be announced via Siesta Boxing in due course.”