Derry Mathews has questioned the legitimacy of Terry Flanagan’s injury which has postponed their WBO World Lightweight Title until Saturday 12 March.
Defending Champion Flanagan has suffered severe tendonitis in his left foot that has left him unable to train.
Challenger Mathews took to his Twitter page to express his disappointment over the delay.
Gutted fights rescheduled till March 12th ,am not haven he's injured , he knows he's getting it , tickets will be swapped when I get them 👍— derry mathews (@derrymathews23) January 27, 2016
It’s an unfortunate, familiar feeling for Mathews, who went through similar pain when former WBA World Lightweight King Richar Abril withdrew from their proposed contest last year.
Abril done same thing , stupid mind games don't work with me , my coach , manager , conditioner will have me ready for 12 March #andthenew— derry mathews (@derrymathews23) January 27, 2016
'Dirty Derry' who is due to make his landmark 50th pro fight asked Flanagan at a recent pre-fight press conference which round the fight would be over. The Champion declined to comment insisting "I'll tell you at the final press conference."
He must of needed more time to think of the round 👍— derry mathews (@derrymathews23) January 27, 2016
Read the full Flanagan v Mathews re-arranged press release, which contains ticket and refund information.