CARL Frampton’s clash with Andres Gutierrez in Belfast tonight (Saturday) has been postponed after the Mexican fighter was involved in an “accident”.
The two-weight world champion, who earlier on Friday had failed to make weight for the bout, was due to meet Gutierrez at the SSE Arena.
Gutierrez sustained facial injuries after slipping in the shower, suffering cuts to his chin, nose and losing two of his front teeth.
Because of the injuries the medical team would not pass him fit to fight Frampton.
“Cyclone Promotions and The SSE Arena regret to announce that the “Return of The Jackal” event scheduled for tomorrow, Saturday 29th July, has been cancelled due to an accident to Andres Gutierrez,” a statement read.
“It is hoped that the event will be re-scheduled.”
Frampton, once a world champion at featherweight and super-bantamweight, had been priming himself to fight in his home city for what might have been the final time.
The 30-year-old realised it would no longer serve as an eliminator for the WBC featherweight title for him, after he came in one pound overweight at 9st 1lb on Friday.
It was also due to come after the six-month lay-off which followed his first professional defeat to another Mexican, Leo Santa Cruz, in Las Vegas.