Stephenson left frustrated as Evangelou postpones again

Marco Stephenson and Mervyn Turner

Marco Stephenson and Mervyn Turner

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Luton boxer Marco Stephenson was yet again left disappointed after hearing his British Masters title clash with champion Adreas Evangelou has been postponed once more.

The 31-year-old was due to meet Evangelou at York Hall on Saturday, March 21, but the bout has been called off due to his opponent suffering a fracture in his arm.

“It would almost seem like Evangelou does not want to face me which I am sure is not the case but it feels like it.”

Marco Stephenson

Stephenson said: “It is now the second time this fight has been called off and I have not been out of the gym training very hard for it.

“Mervyn Turner, my manager and trainer, has had me in the gym constantly and travel all over the place to get quality sparring.

“I have put in a lot of hard work and can honestly say I have not trained as hard for any fight before.

“It would almost seem like Evangelou does not want to face me which I am sure is not the case but it feels like it.”

Stephenson has three wins and two defeats to his name has now not boxed since July 2013 as trainer Turner added: “It is a real disappointment for the lad.

“While he has not been the most active boxer he has really knuckled down and trained very hard over the past few months.”

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