However, Jackson, of Maryport, is still throwing his weight behind his teammate Jack Harris, who will be competing and will hold a fundraiser tonight at the town’s social club to help pay for the trip.
Jackson said: “I’m absolutely gutted. I had a fight on Sunday (April 13) at Durham and got caught with an elbow. I have fractured my cheekbone in three different places. This is probably the worst injury I have ever had.”
He added he will have to take between two and three months off from physical training.