Unbeaten Eastside hot prospect Cori Gibbs (12-0) has been forced to pull out of his Midlands area super lightweight fight due to a hand injury. Gibbs was scheduled to fight current unbeaten champion Connor Parker (10-0) at Walsall town hall (9/3/19) on the Black Country Boxing promotions Show called “Pride of the Midlands”. Head of Boxing at BCB Errol Johnson said this about it fight being cancelled “It’s really unfortunate that Cori is injured we’d still like to make the fight if Cori can get himself fit anytime soon. Connor is itching to get back in the ring and defend his title before moving on to bigger and better things.” I messaged Jon Pegg Cori’s manager and asked him about the injury and if the fight will be rescheduled he said, “it was a little tap and it blew up, we are just waiting for the swelling to go down before making a decision on a new date”. The show will still continue with Tommy Langford headlining it in his first fight at super Middleweight.
I'm gutted to hear this fight is off as it was set to be a cracker with two unbeaten fighters putting there unbeaten records on the line for the Midlands area super lightweight title. Gibbs only got to fight once last year due to a hand injury but looked fantastic stopping Victor Edagha in the second round. Parker was on a role last year having three fight beating Kevin Hooper for the Midlands super lightweight title then winning two more that year. This was going to be a very close and hard fought contest and I myself was really looking forward to this one and hope that Cori’s hand heals quickly and they can get this fight on soon. It will be great to see two of the best super lightweight's in the Midlands get to fight each other. The Column looks forward to thus fight happening.