COSTA MESA — The biggest scheduled fight at Fight Club OC never happened Thursday night.
Maybe it was a good thing for the sold-out crowd of 1,372 at the OC Fair & Event Center. Fans didn't have to see two boxers past their prime lose yet again.
Steve Forbes (35-10, 11 knockouts), a former world champion, showed up in street clothes. His opponent, veteran Emanuel Augustus, never made it out of a medical exam healthy enough to box in an eight-round junior welterweight bout.
The ring announcer told those inside the Hangar that Augustus, who has almost as many losses as wins, failed his exam. The last five times Augustus (38-34-6) has set foot in the ring, he has failed as well, losing each time.
Forbes' return from a 10-month hiatus will have to wait. Maybe it will come at the next Fight Club OC event on June 7.