Fight Night Champion professional card off after Jamaicans miss flight
Fight Night Champion has been postponed because of complications getting the Jamaican contingent into Bermuda for the professional card to proceed as scheduled at The Shed in Dockyard tomorrow.
The promoter had to accept the inevitable when the Jamaicans failed to arrive for their connecting flight out of Canada yesterday for reasons that have not been made clear.
Epic Entertainment confirmed in a statement this afternoon that the new date will be June 25.
However, the local bouts will go on as scheduled, free of charge, with all tickets for the original card remaining valid for the new date.
Nikki Bascome, whose professional record is 10-1, was due to face Kevin “Busboy” Hylton (7-7-1) in the welterweight division, while fellow welterweight Andre Lambe was putting his 4-0 record on the line against debutant Dwayne Lawrence.
“I’m sorry not to make it to Bermuda for the fight,” Hylton said in a video-recorded statement. “I want to apologise to the fans, to the promoter, to the boxing board, to the boxing commissioner and to all the patrons who got pumped up to see a showdown between me and Nikki Bascome.
“I hope in the near future I will be able to make it there.”
Epic Entertainment added that all Fight Night Champion VIP tickets will be valid for the Stone Love Anniversary Tour.