Burnley boxer Bennett forced to pull fight

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Wayne Bennett cannot wait to get his career back on track, after a spell out of the ring due to a recurring nose injury.

But he will have to wait a while longer after suffering another nose break while sparring this week.

The Burnley boxer has been sparring with his usual partners Liam Walsh and Tyrone Nurse, and had had few problems being caused by the injury as he trained for his ring return in Halifax on May 21st.

He was looking to put on another top performance and to give his loyal travelling fans the excitement he usually brings.

No opponent had been confirmed, but veteran midlander Jason Nesbitt was a possible candidate for the slot.

Nesbitt was coming off a draw against one of Manchester’s hottest prospects, Stephen Jennings, and a close decision loss to English title challenger Amir Unsworth.

Nesbitt, noted for his durability, strength and decent punching power is no pushover, and would have proved a stern test for Wayne in his fourth professional fight.

The bill at Halifax includes unbeaten prospects Nurse and Walsh alongside four Halifax debutants and three other local lads, and the show is followed by an after-party in Halifax and will include a raffle on the night.

Tickets can only be purchased on the night for the raffle and will be drawn during the show.

The first prize is a week’s holiday to the Algarve, followed by a second prize scooter worth £1,500, and there will be several other prizes on the night.

Tickets can be purchased from Wayne Bennett on 07713556763.