During the week it emerged that the chief support bout, a BBBoC Celtic welterweight title fight between Lewis Crocker and Martin Harkin, was off the bill and this afternoon it has been confirmed that the headline opponent is now out.
Tyrone middleweight Conrad Cummings [15(7)-2(0)-1] was due to top the will in a vacant WBO European title fight with Brian Rose [30(8)-5(3)-1] but the Blackpool boxer will no longer be involved.
No official reason for Rose’s withdrawal was disclosed.
Cummings will now fight Hungarian light middleweight champion Ferenc Berki [11(5)-0] for the rankings title he previously held last year.
The 23-year-old Budapest boxer won his national title in his last fight, back in February, when he edged game journeyman Laszlo Fazekas on a majority decision.
The initial match-up between Cummings and Rose was due to lead in to a match-up between the winner and Luke Keeler [15(5)-2(1)-1].
The Dubliner, who won the vacant belt with a decisive victory over Cummings in April, was due to face former light middleweight world title challenger Rose in London in a defence of this strap on December 14th.
A back injury forced Keeler out of this fight and he would vacate his belt for Cummings-Keeler on the condition that the winner of this competitive match-up would face him in the new year.
It is unclear if this arrangement remains for the winner of Cummings-Berki.
The card on Friday now comprises of Cummings-Berki along with appearances for Gary Cully, Sean McComb, Poddy McCrory, Paddy Gallagher, Stevie Collins Jr, Phil Sutcliffe and debutant Stephen Webb.