One fighter is ill and one is injured, situations that have caused both to withdraw from upcoming televised fights.
Lightweight Mickey Bey (19-1-1, 9 KOs) has fallen ill and was forced on Tuesday to pull out of his fight against Alan Herrera (32-5, 21 KOs). They were scheduled to meet Friday night in the co-feature of Showtime’s “ShoBox: The Generation” quadrupleheader at the Turning Stone Resort and Casino in Verona, N.Y.
The Floyd Mayweather-promoted card will go on with the other three televised bouts (9:30 p.m. ET/PT). In the main event, super middleweight J’Leon Love (16-0, 9 KOs) faces Vladine Biosse (15-2-2, 7 KOs) in a 10-rounder. Super middleweight Badou Jack (16-0, 9 KOs) will meet Dereck Edwards (26-3-1, 13 KOs), also scheduled for 10 rounds, and middleweight Chris Pearson (13-0, 10 KOs) faces Lanardo Tyner (31-8-2, 20 KOs) in the scheduled eight-round opener.
Meanwhile, welterweight Danny O’Connor (23-2, 7 KOs) suffered a left elbow injury in training, forcing him to pull out of a March 17 fight with Andrew Farmer (17-2, 7 KOs). The bout was supposed to headline a special St. Patrick’s edition of “Golden Boy Live” (Fox Sports 1, 8:30 p.m. ET) at the House of Blues in Boston.
Instead, middleweight Julian Williams (14-0-1, 8 KOs) will face former welterweight title challenger Freddy Hernandez (30-6, 20 KOs) in the main event.