Friday 31 August 2012

Heffron-Barnes is off! Barnes injured in car crash!

David Barnes with his British title.

The highly-anticipated small-hall clash between David Barnes and Ronnie Heffron has unfortunately had to be postponed due to a car crash involving Barnes.

The former British champion is in pretty bad condition following Tuesday's unfortunate accident and is no condition to fight. According to those close to Barnes, the 31-year old's condition is improving but he did pick up a lot of injuries during the crash.

The Manchester show's promoter David Coldwell is just thankful that Barnes is still with us.

"David Barnes is lucky to be alive and I'm so grateful that he escaped from the crash without suffering fatal consequences," said Coldwell. "I've spoke with David since the accident and his description of the crash means that someone up there is smiling down on him. His fight with Heffron can wait for another day but at the momentmy thoughts are with David and his family as he starts his recovery."

Fans who bought tickets to for the event can get a refund from the point of purchase. However, the Manchester show still goes ahead on October 12th and fan favourite Matthew Hatton will now headline the bill. The Mancunian will take on Michael Lomax, and if he wins the fight he wishes to go on in search of his first world title. The show will also feature a few of Coldwell Boxing's top prospects including the professional debut of Anthony Jevons and former ABA champ Hosea Burton.

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