Boxing: Bruno's title fight put back

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Frank Bruno has been forced to put back his fourth attempt to win a world heavyweight title. Bruno's meeting with the World Boxing Council champion, Oliver McCall, at Wembley Stadium on 22 July, has been postponed.

McCall has suffered a hand injury and the promoter, Frank Warren, said yesterday that the fight will take place some time in September. Nigel Benn's defence of his WBC super-middleweight title against the Italian, Vincenzo Nardiello, which was scheduled for the same bill, will still take place on the same night, but at the London Arena.

"It's a sickener - particularly for Frank, who has been training hard in Tenerife for this big chance," Warren said. "He so badly wants to win that world title, but it's just one of those things and there's nothing that anyone can do about it.

"I'm hoping that Wembley Stadium will be available for a new date in September. If not, we shall probably have to look towards a football ground."

Fans who have bought tickets will have three options: a refund, the chance to hold on to tickets until September, or an exchange for the Benn fight with a cash adjustment.