Askam heavyweight Lee Kellett has been left out of pocket after his scheduled fight against fellow veteran Danny Williams was cancelled at short notice last week.

Kellett, 40, was supposed to be going head-to-head with Williams, who famously knocked out Mike Tyson in 2004, in Ayia Napa, Cyprus, last Saturday and had his flights and hotel booked.

Officially, he was told that the reason for the show being called off was the Cyprus Sport Association wouldn't sanction it due to a complaint from the British Boxing Board of Control.

He said: "I had a feeling there was something wrong. Normally, when you've got a fight coming up the promoter will be harassing you nearer the time, asking you if everything is alright, and I hadn't heard from anyone, so I was emailing them, asking them what was going on and I heard nothing back. I then messaged my manager [Lee McAllister] who said 'I'll speak to them from you.'

"He messaged me back saying 'book your parking' and stuff like that and even that's £100 down the pan because there were no refunds so I can't get that money back. I had to book my bags for the flight, so I've lost that money, training money, so I'm not impressed at all, to be honest."

"I've got friends who live out there and I got a message saying they'd had a message from the promoter apologising because it had all been cancelled, so they didn't have the decency to message me."