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Fonfara-Poulard ESPN2 showdown cancelled

By Przemek Garczarczyk

Current IBO light heavyweight champion Andrzej Fonfara (23-2, 13 KO) will not fighting Canada’s Nicholson Poulard (19-3, 9 KO), older brother of former champion Jean Pascal, on March 22 on ESPN2 “Friday Night Fights” event because of a renewed hand injury. “(Fonfara) has evidence of post traumatic carpal boss, likely due to a fracture of the base of the middle metacarpal that has not completely healed,” wrote Dr Terry R. Light. Best case scenario for the “Polish Prince” will be a four week break from training if the symptoms respond to steroid injections, worst will be approximately a three to six month break, if the right hand of the IBO champ will need surgery. “Andrew’s health is our number one priority. He’s just 25 years old, and he will step into ring only being 100 percent healthy to be ready to defend his title and fight for all the belts in light heavyweight division,” said Team Fonfara spokesman Max Fonfara. The “Polish Prince” has won 10 of last 11 fights by KO – most of his KO’s were a product of his right hand power.

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