Liam Smith’s rematch with Chris Eubank Jr has been postponed, which means Savannah Marshall’s undisputed world title problem would be the most important occasion at Manchester’s AO Enviornment on 1 July.
Smith, 34, has pulled out to “get well from a minor, however nagging harm”.
He stopped Eubank in January and the rematch had already been pushed again from 17 June as a result of harm.
Briton Marshall, 32, will face undisputed super-middleweight champion Franchon Crews-Dezurn.
Promoters mentioned Smith’s bout with the 33-year-old Eubank “will likely be introduced imminently”.
“I attempted coaching by means of it as a result of I didn’t need to let anybody down, however my group have determined to withdraw me following the most recent medical evaluation,” mentioned Smith.
“I’ll heal up at times the fully-fit Liam Smith will likely be again later this 12 months to present Chris his second beating.”
“No one is extra disenchanted than Liam Smith,” added the Liverpudlian’s promoter Ben Shalom. “He’s the last word skilled, however he had no selection however to postpone the bout.
“We’re engaged on a brand new date for the combat and hope to announce that in every week or so.”
Marshall strikes up in weight to face 35-year-old American Crews-Dezurn.
Each have suffered their solely losses to undisputed middleweight champion Claressa Shields, with Hartlepool-born Marshall overwhelmed by the unbeaten American final October.
Marshall headlined the O2 Enviornment in London in her combat with Shields and this bout means she can have led playing cards on the UK’s two largest arenas, which Shalom mentioned “exhibits the energy of the ladies’s sport right this moment”.
The cardboard may even see Liverpool’s Natasha Jonas defend her unified world light-middleweight championship, and Manchester’s Mark Heffron defending his British super-middleweight title title towards Zak Chelli.
Gentle-heavyweight Ben Whittaker and Callum Simpson may even characteristic.