• Dexter Hastings

River Wilson Bent out due to hand injury

Hot prospect River Wilson-Bent has been forced to pull out of his fight on May 17th due to a on going hand injury. The 25 year old from Coventry has been fighting with this hand injury for over five year and has finally been referred for an operation. Wilson-Bent made his pro debut in November of 2018 winning on points, he then jump back in the ring in December of the same year winning via stoppage with both fights being on Tommy Owens Promotions shows at Villa park. River kept up his momentum winning his third fight in his home town of Coventry on a Tommy Owens Promotions show in March of 2019 held for there Coventry boxers.

Wilson-Bent took to social media to tell his supporters he was having to pull out of his next fight. River wrote “Unfortunately I have had to pull out of the show on the 17th May due to an on going hand injury. I've struggle to get the full potential out of my right hand for over 5 years now and finally I have been referred and given my operation date. II cannot wait to be back in the ring punching harder than ever we are looking to be back in the ring towards the end of the year. I would like to thank everyone that has supported me along the way in getting this problem finally sorted.

Dexter’s Thoughts

It was a Shame to hear that River was going to have to pull out of the show on May 17th but if he has the opportunity to get his hand sorted he has to take it. River has stated that he has struggled with this injury for 5 years and has not got the full potential out of his right hand, all I’m saying is God help his opponents when he does get it fixed. Wilson-Bent is hoping to be back out by the end of the year and fingers crossed he is. I have seen River fight a few times now and he is looking like he has the potential to get to British or even European standard. The Birmingham Boxing Column wish’s River a speedy recovery and hope to see him in the squared circle soon.