Injured Martin Rogan forced out of Matt Skelton bout

Belfast heavyweight Martin Rogan
Martin Rogan beat Matt Skelton for the Commonwealth title in 2009

Belfast heavyweight Martin Rogan's planned contest with former British, Commonwealth and European champion Matt Skelton has been called off.

Rogan sustained ankle tendons damage in training earlier this week and has been told that the injury needs around four to six weeks to heal.

The bout was scheduled to take place at Belfast's King's Hall on 12 November.

Former Prizefighter winner Rogan became the first man to stop Skelton in a 2009 fight for the Commonwealth title.

Skelton, 44, is a former British, Commonwealth and European champion and also held the WBU belt.

Rogan had wanted to take on Panama's Lewis Andreas Pineda on 27 October for the lightly-regarded WBU version but the British Boxing Board blocked the contest.

The 40-year-old cabbie has not fought since November 2010 when he beat Germany's Werner Kreiskott on points in a six-round Castlebar contest.

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