Unfortunately Alex Reid has had to cancel his fight against Tom Watson which was scheduled for May 15th.
His representative said:
“Alex Reid has sustained an injury during the filming of his Bravo Fight Of His Life programme. He has seen numerous doctors and specialists, all advising him to not train at the level required in the lead-up to a fight.
In light of this, Alex will unfortunately be postponing his fight on May 15 with Tom ‘Kong’ Watson. Alex will be seeing a BAMMA doctor upon his return to further assess the injury and work towards a new date. Alex is gutted to postpone the fight and is looking forward to taking on his competitor.”
It’s sounds as though Alex genuinely does have an injury and that it might only be a temporary postponement until he’s fit again.
Tom Watson seems to be a bit annoyed and had this to say on his blog,
“I am now working with Bamma and my management to bring in a top American opponent last-minute.
“I just wish I’d had more time to prepare for whoever that style may be but, hey, this is what real fighters do.”
And he added: “Enjoy your new lifestyle and fame, Mr Reid, because I’m sure it’s not only me but many other people now who categorise you as a complete joke with no class to just stand up and be a man.”
I don’t know what Tom expects of Alex, if he’s picked up an injury than that’s just unfortunate, it can’t be helped, these things happen, especially in MMA.