Timlin pulls out of Commonwealth rematch
‘The Baby face Assassin’ Amy Timlin has had to pull out of he highly anticipated rematch for the female super Bantamweight Commonwealth title due to injury. The 21 year old has been advised by doctors not to fight on the 20th February live on Sky due to a hernia and rib cage trauma.
Timlin took to social media by saying, “Just to update everyone on this commonwealth title rematch on 20th February. I've had to pull out due to a hernia and rib cage trauma, I've been advised by the doctors not to exercise for a few weeks until I feel better and they advised me not to fight. I've been in pain with it, had other symptoms and have been unable to train”.
“I'm really disappointed but my health comes first”.
“Everyone knows how hard I've been training for this rematch, I've been pushing my limits every single day inside and outside the gym and I'm devastated that I had to pull out, but I'm not going into a fight with an injury that could possibly lead to more serious problems in the future, that would be daft on my behalf”.
“I'd like to personally apologise to David Coldwell, Kieran Farrell and Eddie Hearn and also my opponent. I'm very sorry about these unfortunate circumstances”.
“I appreciate the effort and guidance you've put into me. I look forward to the rematch and look forward to becoming commonwealth champion, thank you everyone for your support”.
I'm so gutted for ‘The Baby face Assassin’ that she has had to pull out of this rematch and gutted for myself as I was really looking forward to seeing her win the Commonwealth title. Timlin has made the right decision by not fighting as she has already stated taking the fighting could lead to more serious injuries. Hopefully the rematch with Skelly will happen later this year as I have no doubt that Timlin will claim the Commonwealth title when they do. The Column looks forward to entering her in the Bbcolumn’s Hall of Fame when she does.