Due to a back injury Tyson Cave has been forced to withdraw from the Commonwealth super bantamweight title fight against champion Kid Galahad at Ponds Forge, Sheffield on 20 September.
Hennessy Sports can confirm that the unbeaten number 15 ranked WBO Latino super bantamweight champion and former WBC world youth champion Adeilson Dos Santos will now face Kid Galahad in an international super bantamweight contest.
The fight will be shown live on Channel 5 and is sponsored by MaxiNutrition.
Kid Galahad said, “I’m gutted that Cave has pulled out with a back injury, personally I don’t think he fancied it and didn’t want to face me. He knew I would be too good and too strong for him.”
“I haven’t seen too much of Dos Santos, to be honest, but he is unbeaten, world ranked in the WBO and was highly ranked in the WBC ratings until they removed him when he fought for the WBO Latino title.
“But that doesn’t worry me, I will be bringing my A game and whoever steps in the ring with me on the 20th will be getting knocked out.”
Adeilson Dos Santos said, “I am very well trained for this match, I know that my opponent is very good but I want to come out of this ‘battle’ as a winner and bring a great win back to Brazil.”
Promoter Mick Hennessy said, “I have watched footage of Dos Santos, he is young, unbeaten, fresh, big at the weight and dangerous and I consider this to be a harder fight than the Cave fight.”
Adam Etches will be fighting Samir Santos Barbosa for the IBF International middleweight title and popular Sheffield fighter Scott Jenkins will also be in action along with local fighters Atif Shafiq, Sam O’Maison, Callum Hancock, Jordan Gill of Chatteris and Tyson’s brother Young Fury in his second professional fight.
The packed crowd will also see highly regarded featherweight prospect Yusuf Safa from Bexleyheath in action.
Limited tickets for the Hennessy Sports-promoted event at Ponds Forge Arena, Sheffield, priced at £35 (general admission) and £100 (ringside) are still available to purchase by calling the SIV ticket box office on 0114 223 3777.
Tickets are also available from www.sivtickets.com or in person at the Sheffield City Hall, Crucible Theatre and Motorpoint Arena, Sheffield.
Courtesy of the Hennessy Sports press office