Claressa Shields long-awaited fight in her hometown of Flint, Michigan, has been called off following her competitors coach was injured in an altercation prior to the weigh-in.
Shields was presumed to fight Ivana Habazin of Croatia on Saturday but bout was called off from the WBC following James Ali Bashir, Habazins trainer, was hospitalised following Fridays incident.
The WBC strongly condemns any act of violence in any event related to our sport, and the horrible attack that took place in an official action surrounding this occasion, the body said.
The WBC is sure that the corresponding authorities will apply the full extent to the law to this regrettable event, it added.
After the 2 fighters were in the pre-fight occasion in Flint about the scales, bashir was seen negotiating with an unidentified individual.
It was supposed to function as Shields first fight in her hometown.
The champion has won titles and the middleweight straps were matched by her with a victory over Christina Hammer at April.
She took this battle at 154 lbs, attempting to be a winner.
It was postponed because of an injury to Shields, although the Shields-Habazin battle was initially scheduled for August 17.
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