Injury forces former Norwich City striker Leon McKenzie to cancel next fight

Leon McKenzie before the Sky Bet Championship match at Carrow Road, Norwich. Picture by Paul Chester

Leon McKenzie before the Sky Bet Championship match at Carrow Road, Norwich. Picture by Paul Chesterton/Focus Images Ltd - Credit: Paul Chesterton/Focus Images Ltd

Former Norwich City striker Leon McKenzie has had to postpone his next boxing match.

Leon McKenzie before the Sky Bet Championship match at Carrow Road, Norwich. Picture by Paul Chester

Leon McKenzie before the Sky Bet Championship match at Carrow Road, Norwich. Picture by Paul Chesterton/Focus Images Ltd - Credit: Paul Chesterton/Focus Images Ltd

The former footballer was due to face John McCallum in a British super-middleweight title eliminator at York Hall in London on July 4 but has pulled out because of a neck injury.

The bout against the unbeaten Scot has been rearranged for October 17. McKenzie beat Ivan Stupalo to claim the vacant super-middleweight International Masters title in March.

The 37-year-old was in Norwich on Saturday, to be introduced to the Carrow Road crowd ahead of City's play-off semi-final second leg against Ipswich, receiving a rousing reception for his former East Anglian Derby heroics.


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