Two-time world champion Jürgen Brähmer has pulled out of Saturday’s World Boxing Super Series semi-final against Callum Smith in Nuremberg, Germany.
Brähmer has had a severe cold since last week, unable to shift the illness he will be unable to compete on Saturday, leaving him eliminated from the competition.
The fight can’t be postponed due to the tight schedule and WBSS rules.
Smith will now face either Nieky Holzken (13-0, 10 KOs) or Dmitrii Chudinov (20-2-2, 13 KOs) who are designated WBSS substitute fighters scheduled on the undercard.
Nieky Holzken is the man selected to replace Braehmer on Saturday night.