ROWLEY Regis middleweight Tyler Denny has stepped up as chief support when boxing returns to Walsall Town Hall this weekend.

A hand injury has forced Cori Gibbs out of his Midlands Area Super Lightweight title fight against champion Connor Parker on Saturday.

Gibbs was set to challenge Parker at the top of BCB Promotions' 'Pride of the Midlands' event.

However, the show will still take place as former British champion Tommy Langford steps up to top of the bill

Reigning Midlands middleweight ruler and English title challenger Denny becomes chief support.

Wolverhampton’s Conah Walker, a protege of the legendary Ricky Hatton, lightweight prospect Connor Lee Jones, of Brierley Hill, and Black Country girl Kirstie Bavington complete the card

Tommy Ghent is out with a back injury and Troi Coleman has been moved to BCB’s Stoke show at Kings Hall in April.

“It’s really unfortunate that Cori is injured,” explained BCB’s Head of Boxing, Errol Johnson. “We’d still like to make the fight if Cori can get himself fit anytime soon. Connor is itching to get back in the ring and defend his title before moving on to bigger and better things.”

Tickets, priced at £35 standard or £65 VIP ringside with a buffet and waitress service, are on sale now from the Town Hall Box Office on 0845 111 2900.