“If we were worried about Pfeifer, why did we make the fight in the first place,” Frank Warren, Hall of Fame promoter and founder of Queensberry Promotions. “We never sold Daniel’s next contest as anything but an opportunity for him to get out and box before he fights Joyce in October.
“Snijders or Pfeifer, it doesn’t matter to Daniel.”
“The most important thing was getting Daniel out and neither us nor our broadcast partner (BT Sport in the United Kingdom, ESPN+ in the United States) could have the possibility the fight was pulled at the last minute,” Warren adds. “[Pfeifer’s team] didn’t provide the MRI by the time agreed. Incomplete medicals finally arrived on Monday, but it was too late by then.
“In addition, they had not returned the contract as promised. Our priority was simply to ensure that Daniel fights on the 29th with an opponent who is cleared to box, so we had to go with the backup opponent who has been training for weeks and is coming in fit and ready.”