Ingle injury delays bout

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Paul Ingle has pulled out of his International Boxing Federation and International Boxing Organisation world featherweight title defences against the South African Mbulelo Botile.

Paul Ingle has pulled out of his International Boxing Federation and International Boxing Organisation world featherweight title defences against the South African Mbulelo Botile.

The Scarborough-based boxer injured his hand in training and has been advised by a doctor to rest the hand for four weeks. The fight was due to take place on 30 September at the Hull Arena and will now be rescheduled for some time in November.

Ingle's manager, Frank Maloney, said: "It's very disappointing that Paul has had to pull out of this defence. He has got the hand injury and we hope to get him ready to fight on 11 November as the British bill to support the next Lennox Lewis fight."

Lewis's next mandatory defence will be against the World Boxing Council and International Boxing Federation leading contender David Tua. A decision for the venue of the fight has yet to be made.

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