British heavyweight Herbie Hide's
comeback plans came off the rails when
he suffered a shock defeat at the hands
of Mendauga Kulikauskas in Nottingham.
The bout was envisaged as a warm-up for
the former WBO champion's proposed fight with Danny Williams on 23 April.
But Friday's bout was stopped after three rounds because of a bad cut over Hide's left eye.
Hide's latest comeback began last April and had seen him stop Joseph Chingangu, Derek McCafferty and Alex Vassilev.
Those victories followed an 18-month exile following a disappointing defeat by Chingangu.
The two-time WBO world champion has now lost four of his 35 professional bouts.