Dudley’s Ryan Aston was left fuming after arriving at his fight venue to discover his scheduled opponent had tipped the scales a STONE heavier than him.
Friday night's contest had been made at 11st 12lb only for Josef Obeslo, a Czech fighting in the United Kingdom for the first time, to come in at 12st 10lb.
The Black Country fighter was 11st 10lb against an unfairly heavier man was not an option and called the bout was called off – the European sent away without his fight purse.
Aston had sold 130 tickets to fans expecting to see him fight and was called into the ring to express his thanks later on during the show at the Institute in Birmingham.
But 'Tank' and his supporters are set to get another chance of ring action, with a spot for them on the under-card of Stourbridge's Sam Eggington's Midlands welterweight title fight against Dave Ryan.
Aston has been added to the Sunday October 6 bill at the Tower Ballrooms in Birmingham but was seething that he couldn't box on Friday, after doing his part to be ready.
He told his Facebook followers: "This is boxing. We made the right decision. I can only apologise and send my love and support to the people who brought tickets to my fight.
"This has never happened to me before. It's still sinking in to be honest. It was totally out of my control. At the end of the day, there's only me going in that ring. It's my career.
"I want to become something big in the future, but not when the fighter turns up on the day at cruiserweight. I will be back out very soon."