Anthony Joshua out of Kevin Johnson fight with back injury
Unbeaten English heavyweight Anthony Joshua has pulled out of his fight with American Kevin Johnson on 31 January after aggravating a back injury.
A scan showed Joshua suffered a Pars Stress Fracture, and withdrew from the bout after medical advice.
The 25-year-old said: "This injury is something I need to get sorted as soon as possible."
Joshua recorded a first-round stoppage against England's Michael Sprott in his most recent fight.
Promoter Eddie Hearn said: "After receiving news from the scan, he was left with no option but to rest his back."
Hearn says the Watford-based fighter hopes to return in April.