Lenny Nelson Forced Out of Rematch with Andrew Trace at Madtown Throwdown 28 Due To Injury
And then it was no more. The heavily anticipated welterweight rematch between Andrew Trace and Lenny Nelson at Madtown Throwdown 28 has been cancelled due to injury.
Nelson, who trains out of Unified Martial Arts, was forced out of the bout after suffering a broken wrist during training. US Combat Sports confirmed the cancelation with Madtown matchmaker Pat O'Malley and Nelson's coach Mike Biddle.
Despite the loss of "Smash" from the upcoming August 11 card, the headlining Trace is expected to remain a part of the event. However, no replacement has yet been named to square off against Wisconsin's reigning "Fighter of the Year" award recipient.
While disappointing, the loss of Trace vs. Nelson does not come as complete surprise. Both fighters are currently in search of signing contracts with national organizations and the marquee matchup would have ensured one fighter suffering a major setback.
Nevertheless the bout was sure to be a major attraction for fight fans across the state. It will be interesting to see what O'Malley and company have up their sleeves in terms of a replacement. Stay tuned to USCS for full coverage of Madtown Throwdown 28 and any news on Nelson's replacement.