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Last Updated: Monday, 10 March 2008, 14:20 GMT
Norfolk boxer gets beaten by TV
The Walsh Brothers
Michael, Ryan and Liam Walsh were all due to fight at the 02 Arena (Getty)
A memorable weekend for three boxing brothers from Norfolk has been tarnished by television.

Liam Walsh's fight on the undercard to David Haye's win over Enzo Maccarinelli was scratched at the 02 Arena.

The bill overran and Walsh's fight with Steve Gethin was cancelled because it would not fit in with television coverage.

Walsh's brothers Michael and Ryan both won their second professional fights on the same bill.

Michael stopped Kvicha Papiashvilli from Georgia in the fourth round of their super-bantamweight bout while Ryan was taken the distance by super-featherweight Robin Deacon.

Money talks and they pay the bills - it was just very, very unfortunate

Trainer Graham Everett

The stage was set for another hat-trick from the Walsh brothers who live in Cromer.

The trio all won their first professional fights in February on the undercard to Amir Khan's win over Gairy St Clair.

The overrun though prevented Liam from even getting into the ring much to the frustration of Graham Everett, who trains all three brothers.

"It wasn't anybody else's fault apart from the television. Money talks and they pay the bills - it was just very, very unfortunate," Everett told BBC Radio Norfolk

"Everything happens for a reason, maybe his next performance will be even more devastating than the one he would have pulled out here."

The Walsh brothers camp are hopeful of getting the fight with Gethin rearranged before the end of the month.

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