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Andales cancels his March 31 challenge to IBF minimumweight champ Shigeoka citing poor health

Mar 26, 2024 15:52 pm

  Ninth-ranked International Boxing Federation minimumweight ArAr Andales of the Philippines has cancelled his planned challenge to IBF minimumweight champion Ginjiro Shigeoka of Watanabe Boxing Gym on March 31 in Nagoya, citing his poor health condition as the reason for the cancellation, Kameda Promotion Co. said on March 26.

Ginjiro Shigeoka

  According to the promotion, the Games and Amusements Board (GAB), which serves as the Philippine’s boxing commission, conveyed the diagnosis of Andares’ doctor to the promotion on March 24 that Andares is not capable of having the fight since he suffered vomiting, abdominal pain and low blood sugar on March 22.

  The GAB sent the medical certificate and a written request to postpone the fight to the promotion.

  But the promotion is of the view that it wants to find a new opponent in place of Andares rather than canceling Shigeoka’s fight altogether at this point in time.

  The fight is one of the chief bouts of ‘’3150FIGHT vol.8’’ at Nagoya International Conference Hall.

  Earlier, the IBF’s fifth-ranked featherweight Tomoki Kameda of TMK GYM’s planned rematch with second-ranked Lerato Dlamini of South Africa as the main event of the 3150FIGHT was called off. Kameda will have a fight instead with World Boxing Council’s youth silver super bantamweight champion Kevin Villanueva of Mexico.

  Further, the planned ‘’Prize Fighter’’ middleweight boxing tournament, which was originally intended to be cohosted by Matchroom Boxing Inc. of Britain as an undercard event of the Tomoki Kameda’s fight, was postponed for unknown reasons.

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