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Saturday, 18 May 2019

21-Year-Old British Boxer Collapses On Stage After Struggling To Make Weight

His team tried to help him but it is not clear what exactly happened to the undefeated fighter
Ryan Garner's super featherweight clash with Jose Hernandez will not go ahead after the Southampton boxer collapsed on stage following the weigh-in.
The fight was on the undercard for Billy Joe Saunders' WBO world super-middleweight title showdown with Shefat Isufi at Stevenage's Lamex Stadium on Saturday.
It is not clear what happened to Garner, however, the show's running order has confirmed that the 21-year-old will not take to the ring this evening. 

Southampton boxer Ryan Garner collapsed off stage after struggling to make weight
Southampton boxer Ryan Garner collapsed off stage after struggling to make weight
He was due to face Nicaraguan fighter Jose Hernandez in a super featherweight bout
He was due to face Nicaraguan fighter Jose Hernandez in a super featherweight bout
The 21-year-old appeared to sway on stage and tried to re-hydrate straight after the weigh in
The 21-year-old appeared to sway on stage and tried to re-hydrate straight after the weigh in
After posing for a head-to-head shot he returned to his team only to collapse on the stage
After posing for a head-to-head shot he returned to his team only to collapse on the stage
His team tried to help him but it is not clear what exactly happened to the undefeated fighter
His team tried to help him but it is not clear what exactly happened to the undefeated fighter
It has since been confirmed that Garner's bout will now no longer go ahead on Saturday night
It has since been confirmed that Garner's bout will now no longer go ahead on Saturday night
After weighing in at 9st 2lbs and 11oz, Garner, who is known as 'The Piranha', went off stage to re-hydrate before returning to face his Nicaraguan opponent face-to-face. 
Hernandez appeared to check on the undefeated fighter, who appeared to sway as he made his way back to his team.  
It was after this point that the talented British fighter collapsed on stage.
The fight was a precursor to Saunders' bout with Isufi for the vacant WBO super middleweight world title.
Garner's fight was on the undercard for Billy Joe Saunders' bout with Shefat Isufi on Saturday
 Garner's fight was on the undercard for Billy Joe Saunders' bout with Shefat Isufi on Saturday
The undefeated southpaw is aiming to claim the vacant WBO super middleweight title
The undefeated southpaw is aiming to claim the vacant WBO super middleweight title
The 29-year-old fought and won his first super middleweight fight against Charles Adamu in December last year after relinquishing his WBO middleweight crown in October.
Saunders had endured a torrid 18-month spell in which he lost his title and was fined £100,000 for a social media post in which he told a woman he will give her £150 worth of drugs to perform a sex act.
But the undefeated southpaw can become a two-weight world champion with victory over the German based Serb fighter Isufi, which could open the door for bigger fights against the likes of WBA champion Callum Smith and Chris Eubank Jr.
The 'King of Herts' show is like on BT Sport with the ring walk expected to take place at around 10pm BST. 

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