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Bascome fight against Aguirre is off

Frustrating times: Bascome's bout next month has been postponed

Nikki Bascome’s welterweight bout next month against seasoned campaigner Juan Aguirre has been postponed.

The undefeated Bascome had been scheduled to face Aguirre, a Guatemalan based in Jacksonville, Florida, in a four-round bout at the Berkeley Institute Gymnasium on Saturday, June 25.

However, organisers revealed yesterday that the fight will not go ahead because of “circumstances beyond our control”.

“Takeover Fight Night has been postponed,” the organisers said. “We shall advise once an alternative date is agreed.”

The organisers did not provide specific details as to why the bout was postponed.

Bascome, 25, is undefeated after four professional bouts while Aguirre, who has never fought outside of the United States, boasts a professional record of seven wins, one draw and 16 defeats.

The orthodox Aguirre is 12 years older than Bascome and is fresh off a knockout victory over fellow Florida resident Ali Tareh in April, his first in seven bouts.

Bascome’s previous opponents have been Colombian George Quintero and Claudele Duprier of the US, two inexperienced pugilists, and mixed martial artists Joe Marchand-Tipping of Ontario and Mexico’s Pilo Reyes.

It appears Bascome’s handlers are keen to provide a sterner test for their man who took just 2min 33sec to demolish Reyes at the Fairmont Southampton in November last year.

With a pair of technical-knockout wins in his previous two bouts, having stopped Duprier in the third round at the Bermuda College Gymnasium in July last year, Bascome will certainly be looking to put on another show against Aguirre should the bout be rescheduled.

Bascome was scheduled to train at his “second home” at Pichi’s Boxing Pit in Orlando to refine his technique and spar with the gym’s resident boxers this month.