The Duke Micah-Yoan Boyeaux bout, originally scheduled for Saturday night at the King’s Theatre in Brooklyn, New York, has been cancelled.
The decision came down from the New York State Athletic Commission (NYSAC), which ruled that the weight disparity between the two was too great.
Boyeaux weighed 121.6lbs at Friday’s weigh-in, nearly five pounds heavier than Micah’s 117.2lbs.
Ghana’s Micah (21-0, 18 KOs) was set to make his second appearance on U.S. soil. The rising 26-year-old bantamweight relocated to the Bronx, New York, last fall. Boyeaux represented the toughest bout of his young career.
No word on whether the bout will be rescheduled.
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