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Liam Walsh withdraws after accident

Updated: November 16, 2012, 3:44 PM ET
By Dan Rafael | ESPN.com

Liam Walsh withdrew from his lightweight world title challenge against Ricky Burns after he was involved in a car accident earlier this week, promoter Frank Warren announced on Friday.

The fight was scheduled for Dec. 15 in London.

Walsh, 26, of England, suffered a back injury in the crash and is unfit to fight. Walsh was told to rest and not to resume training for a month.

Burns (35-2, 10 KOs), 29, of Scotland, will still headline the Dec. 15 card at the Excel Arena and will ...

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