Gary Sykes World title fight called off

DEWSBURY boxer Gary Sykes’ WBO world title fight against Adrien Broner in Las Vegas has been called off.

Sykes’ world title fight would have been chief support to the re-match between Bolton’s Amir Khan and American Lamont Peterson but that fight fell through after it was revealed Peterson had tested positive for a banned substance and the Nevada Athletics Commission refused to grant him a licence to fight.

Around 30 Sykes supporters had booked flights and hotels to be in Vegas for the huge fight and they now face being hundreds of pounds out of pocket.

British fans who have bought tickets for the fight must contact the point of purchase for a refund.

Most fans travelling from the United Kingdom had bought them from website and they can be contacted on 0845 163 0845.

Full story and reaction from Team Sykes and fans who have been left disappointed, see Friday’s Dewsbury Reporter.