Boxer Ryan Garner Collapses On Stage Moments After Weigh In
British featherweight boxer Ryan Garner has had his fight with Jose Hernandez, which was meant to be on the Billy Joe Saunder undercard, called off after he collapsed following the weigh in.
Billy Joe Saunders makes his reappearance at world title level on Saturday night, for the first time since he had to hand over his WBO middleweight title ahead of his defence against Demetrius Andrade last year for failing a drugs test, when he takes on Shefat Isufi for the WBO super middleweight title.
On the undercard unbeaten featherweight boxer Ryan Garner was meant to be taking on Jose Hernandez.
However on Friday the Southampton born boxer, whose current record is 8-0, collapsed on stage after cutting weight to make the weigh in.
Garner had weighed in at 9st 2lbs and 11oz and he then walked back towards his team but his legs buckled below him and he had to be picked up by a member of his team:
One of Britain's most talented prospects, Ryan Garner, collapsed at today's Saunders-Isufi weigh-in.- British Boxing News (@BritBoxingNews) May 17, 2019
Hopefully he's okay. He looked dreadful on the scales. pic.twitter.com/NJu1nPwxtV
The 21 year old's fight with Hernandez has since been taken off the card for tonight's fight night at Stevenage's Lamex Stadium and he took to Twitter to confirm that he is okay:
Just thought I'd let everyone know that I'm fine.- Ryan Garner (@PiranhaGarner98) May 18, 2019
World has come crashing down & never been so gutted in my whole life! From being buzzing to fighting on such a show to this is absolutely devasting!
Sorry to everyone I've let down in the process. Hopefully I'll be back soon
Joe Joyce vs Alexander Ustinov is the most interesting fight on the undercard for Frank Warren's BT Sport show on Saturday night.
Saunders fight with Isufi is just his second at super middleweight after he beat Charles Adamu in Manchester in December.
Originally it was an interim title fight but Gilberto Ramirez decided to vacate his world title and move up in weight to challenge at light-heavyweight.
Moving up in weight is perhaps something that Ryan Garner will be thinking about soon, we hope all is well with him of course.