Pozo poser for McDonnell after opponent withdraws

Jamie McDonnell. Picture: Trevor Price
Jamie McDonnell. Picture: Trevor Price

JAMIE McDonnell has suffered a late change of opponent in his key European title defence after the withdrawal of scheduled foe Malik Bouziane.

McDonnell was due to meet the French fighter at Hillsborough Leisure Centre next weekend but Bouziane has pulled out with an unspecified injury.

Spain’s Ivan Pozo has been drafted in a short notice to replace Bouziane.

The 32-year-old is a former European flyweight champion and fought for the WBO flyweight title in 2008.

His record is 32-6-1 with only five of his 39 fights held outside Spain.