Anthony Joshua pulls out of Hector Alfredo Avila bout with injury

Anthony Joshua

London 2012 gold medallist Anthony Joshua has withdrawn from his fight with Argentina's Hector Alfredo Avila on Saturday with a bicep strain.

The Londoner, 24, has won all three of his professional bouts, securing a second-round stoppage against Croatia's Hrvoje Kisicek five days ago.

"Got a mild shoulder injury, the medical team have advised me to rest. I cant argue," tweeted Joshua.external-link

"It's nothing major. I just have to listen to professional advice."

Joshua added he was now focusing on his fight with 29-year-old Welshman Dorian Darch on 14 December at London's ExCel Arena.

Thirty-eight year-old Avila, who has lost 15 of his 38 fights, was stopped by Joshua's fellow Briton Dereck Chisora in April.