Colombian heavyweight, Óscar Rivas (18-0, 13 KOs), failed his pre-fight eye exam and will not receive his license to fight Gerald Washington (16-0-1, 11 KOs) on Saturday.
Rivas has had multiple eye surgeries in the past but there no are reports as to why he failed Thursday’s exam by the California State Athletic Commission.
The fight with Washington was scheduled as the opener of a televised Showtime tripleheader headlined by Leo Santa Cruz (31-0-1, 17 KOs) vs. Kiko Martinez (35-6, 26 KOs).
Washington, who is coming off a SD against Amir Mansour, will have to wait for a future date because the bout has been canceled.
Unfortunately my fight got cancelled due to circumstances out of my control… My opponent was unable to pass certain medical examinations and will not be cleared to fight… This is disappointing to me and I am sorry to everyone who bought tickets and made travel arrangements… I'm grateful for all the love and support throughout this camp. I'm Blessed to have such great people around me. I'll be back in the ring soon! Love you all. I Pray that everything works out for my opponent and his health is good. #GeraldWashington #gentleman #elgallonegro #ChampionOnTheRise #heavyweight #boxing #Peace #Love