Bradley Saunders: Commonwealth title shot ended by injury

Bradley Saunders
Saunders has a 12-0 unbeaten professional record

Bradley Saunders has pulled out of April's Commonwealth super-lightweight title fight with Dave Ryan in Newcastle after rupturing tendons in his hand.

Saunders, 29, had surgery on Monday and promoters Matchroom told BBC Tees it is "too early to know when, or if, the fight will be rearranged."

The rest of the card at the Arena on 4 April is unaffected.

Unbeaten Saunders defeated Stephane Benito in Hull earlier this month to extend his professional record to 12-0.