The highly anticipated bout between Melbourne’s Blake Caparello and Sydney man Junior Talipeau has fallen out due to Caparello landing a huge fight in the States.
Boxing News and Views has been informed of the following announcement, where Caparello’s trainer Sam Labruna said:
“The team respects Junior for stepping up and agreeing to fight Blake. The team is sorry that this fight needs to be canceled. Unfortunately that’s the fight game.”
Australian Boxing Central spoke to Blakes Co Manager Brendan Bourke and he had the following to say:
“We were all set to fight Junior in Melbourne when Blakes promoter Lou Dibella phoned saying we are fighting in the States late in April on TV, and we can’t take any fights beforehand.”
“The reality is we have signed promotional rights to Dibella so we are obligated to that US fight.”
When Bourke was quizzed on who Blake is fighting in the USA he was tight lipped, however he did mention:
“Not many people know yet, but I did tell Junior who Blake is fighting out of courtesy but the public will have to wait for the press announcement from Dibella.”
Junior Talipeau wrote on his Facebook page:
“If I was is the same position as my opponent I would have done the same thing.”
In closing team Caparello stated:
“We are not closing the door on the Talipeau fight altogether and we hope to reschedule it for later this year.”
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