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Jones-Purdy is off

Welterweight Carson Jones’ clash on December 8 in at the London Olympia against Lee Purdy has beed postponed after Purdy came down with a virus. The middleweight clash between Darren Barker and Kerry Hope now tops the bill as a 12-round clash for the IBF Inter-Continental title. Barker boxes for the first time since his brave World title challenge against Sergio Martinez in Atlantic City in October 2011, while Hope is aiming to get back into the title mix after two gruelling European title bouts with Greg Proksa, while Purdy and Jones are set to meet in the New Year. “We are all gutted to lose this fight and will now rearrange the bout for March,” said promoter Eddie Hearn.

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