As we reported earlier Undisputed British Heavyweight Champion Ricky Knight Jr. has been been sidelined with an injury that kept him out of last nights Live In Southampton event. We can now confirm that RKJ has a broken wrist and therefore is not medically cleared to compete at this Saturday's Uprising.
We should stress that Knight Jr. takes his responsibility as Undisputed British Heavyweight Champion seriously and is still desperate to compete at this Saturday's event feeling he could gut it out. However officials have had to make the tough decision to withdraw him from the contest citing a responsibility to look after what's best for his long term interests.
Matchmaker Andy Quildan said 'No one is more disappointed by this news than I am. But at just 22 years old & with the entire wrestling world at his feet, we don't want to see an injury that could mean weeks out action turn into months. We need RKJ to help lead us into the future like many great champions we've had in the past and the best way for him to do that is by being healthy. It would be irresponsible of us to let RKJ compete & whilst at the moment he is rightfully frustrated we hope he will come to realise it's best for him longterm'
Since we made the announcement that RKJ has been injured there has been a lot of behind the scenes movement. Some of which we will share with you in due course as we announce what this means for Uprising and the Undisputed British Heavyweight Championship.
We thank you for your patience and understanding in this situation & promise you we are doing everything we can to ensure we deliver a night to remember this coming Saturday.