Though Lightweight Oisin Fagan (22-6) went to every length to be fit for the undercard of Bernard Dunne's world title fight at the O2 Arena in Dublin on March 21, he has been declared unfit for action.
The 35-year-old has not received medical clearance to fight after suffering a spiral fracture of his fight leg during the first round of his loss to Amir Khan last December. "A couple of days after surgery and after they put me in a cast, I got sick of doing nothing, so I bought myself a little 'office chair' on wheels and was able to shadowbox for an hour a day and get up a good sweat to keep me ticking over," Fagan told IrishCentral in January.
"Then I started going out for runs on my crutches. Everyone thinks I'm nuts when they see me passing by, crutching at high speed, but that's how bad I want to get back into it and want to show the world what I can really do."
Fagan now hopes to return to action the summer to banish the ghost of the defeat to Khan, who fights Marco Antonio Barrera this weekend."I don't want the last memory of me, slumped in a corner with a broken leg, after losing a fight, which would have changed my life. Instead, I want to get back stronger than ever before and win some really big fights and show the critics the real Gael Force Oisin Fagan."