Following the Samoa-born Australian pulled on 22 22, british heavy weight Nathan Gorman has hit at Alex Leapai.
“He called me a big baby then didn’t want to emerge and fight,” Gorman said.
“He’s given it a few terrible mouth which isn’t really my style. In my own world, if you’re going to do that you then come and have a fight”
Gorman – unbeaten in 14 bouts and coached from Ricky Hatton – has been without an opponent to get a Manchester Arena show which includes Josh Warrington’s IBF World Featherweight title defence against Carl Frampton since the main event.
But Romanian Razvan Cojanu, who contested Joseph Parker for the WBO world title last 12 months, has taken the fight at short note.
Cojanu, 3 1, was expected to face Daniel Dubois on Saturday but became free if the Briton withdrew influenza on Thursday morning.
Dubois and Gorman are both unbeaten and also have been linked with their heavy weight contest next 12 months.