New Frampton-Gutierrez date in the works after last minute cancellation
It has been confirmed that a new date for tonight’s cancelled Frampton-Gutierrez fight is being planned.
Boxing fans were left heartbroken yesterday after it was confirmed Carl Frampton’s homecoming fight with Andres Gutierrez had been sunk at the eleventh hour.
The news came after Gutierrez had a nasty slip in the shower at his base camp in the luxurious Culloden Hotel yesterday.
But now Frampton fans, who had eagerly anticipated the Belfast clash, will be able to use their tickets for a rescheduled event, with a date yet to be confirmed.
A spokesperson for Cyclone Promotions also confirmed that those who wish to get a refund will receive details of how to do so soon.
"Since the accident on Friday night and subsequent event cancellation, Cyclone Promotions, the SSE Arena, the Gutierrez management team, boxing authorities and relevant broadcasters have been working to agree a new date for the fight.
"We appreciate the patience of all ticket holders who can retain their tickets pending confirmation of a rescheduled fight. For anyone wishing to arrange a refund, further details will be released early next week.
"We wish to apologise once again for this very unfortunate cancellation and wish Andres a speedy recovery from the serious injuries he sustained last night."
The Mexican fighter sustained a horrible gash on his chin as well as a broken tooth.
He also sustained a laceration to his nose.
Gutierrez shows the laceration to his chin
After the incident Gutierrez was rushed to the private Kingsbridge hospital on Belfast’s Lisburn Road.
He was examined by a British Boxing Board of Control doctor who sadly confirmed that the fighter would not be able to partake in the scheduled clash at the SSE Arena.
Yesterday Frampton took to Twitter to express his regret that the fight would not go ahead.
The always classy Belfast man said: “I am deeply sorry my homecoming fight will not go ahead.
“I am sorry for all the undercard fighters who will now miss out. I am also sorry to my family who I have spent the last three months from preparing for the fight and I am sorry for the amazing people who buy tickets to come and support me.
“It was freak and unfortunate accident and I wish Andres a speedy recovery.”
Earlier in the day there had been controversy when Frampton weighed in at a pound over the featherweight limit.