JORDAN Flynn fears for the finances of other up and coming boxers after the coronavirus outbreak deprived him of a money-making fight.

The 23-year-old, from Cowley, was due to contest his second professional bout at London’s famous York Hall tomorrow.

But the fight was cancelled on Tuesday after the British Boxing Board of Control cancelled all public events until April due to the pandemic.

It is hugely frustrating for the lightweight, who embarked on a gruelling ten-week regime to prepare.

The rising star spent an estimated four-figure sum during that period, including on travel to Anthony Joshua’s BXR London gym and trainer Kevin Mitchell’s Essex home.

But as Flynn was only set to get paid after the fight, he has been left out of pocket.

He said: “Nothing’s covered – you only get paid when you fight.

“You just make a loss. I spend at least £100 per week on food, fuel and equipment.

“Across ten weeks we’re talking thousands of pounds."

Flynn added: “When you’re first starting off you’re not getting big money, so you need help.

“You can’t work a job and train as you’ve got to focus on boxing all of the time.

“Luckily I’ve got a few sponsors and my dad to help me, but other boxers aren’t so lucky.”

Flynn’s disappointment is shared by more than 200 friends and family who had bought tickets for the bout in Bethnal Green.

With months of disruption potentially on the horizon, all the fighter can do is stay fit until a new date is arranged.

While it is undoubtedly a setback, he knows there was no other option.

“I’ve got to stay on it as the fight could be at any time,” he said.

“But you’ve got to look out for everyone else. It’s not about us as we’ll be alright, it’s about the vulnerable.”