Mahmoud Charr fails to travel for Trevor Bryan fight

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The fight between Trevor Bryan and Mahmoud Charr for Charr’s WBA heavyweight title is in doubt after the German did not travel to America as expected.

Charr is WBA regular champion and was set to make his first defence of the title since winning the title three years ago. However, he was due to fly to Miami on Wednesday but failed to secure the right visa to make the journey.

He had believed his paperwork was in order, but told Sky Sports there was an error in his attempts.

Speaking to Sky Sports, he said: "I did not fly. When I was in the embassy, I have B1, B2 visa, but they have told me if I fly to Miami, I have to stay two weeks in quarantine, a bubble.

"We can only give you B1 and B2, but if you fly with this, you have to stay two weeks in quarantine, you cannot fight."

Don King Productions’ lawyer Carl Lewis told Boxingscene.com: "The issue was that Charr did not have the right kind of visa allowing him to fight in the United States.

"The visa he has obtained allows him to travel to the US, but his P1 visa application is still pending. If he was granted a P1 work visa, he could fight. If not, he can't fight."

Charr had hoped that a fight with Bryan would clear the way to become the WBA mandatory challenger to current ‘super’ champion Anthony Joshua.

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