PADDY Fitzpatrick says Trifecta were forced to pull the plug on their June show after the venue increased their hire costs by nearly 1300 per cent.

The ‘We’ve Only Just Begun’ show at PlayFootball Arena in Swindon was due to take place in nine days time with Ryan Martin fighting in a WBC Youth world title eliminator.

However, Fitzpatrick was informed at the start of the week that the venue on Bramble Road wanted an extra £4500 to stage event after agreeing a fee of £350 – a rise of 1286 per cent.

PlayFootball, which has also staged Neilson Boxing’s last show and a number of white collar fight nights, according to Fitzpatrick, have cited their terms and conditions which allows them to cancel an event if they feel behaviour is likely to affect other guests or cause endangerment to staff or other guests.

“We had an agreement in place and then suddenly, less than three weeks before the show they want an extra £4500,” said Fitzpatrick, who said that he will be taking legal action. “They have also said that they are pulling show due to their terms and conditions as people will be drinking on the night.

“They are the ones who have the bar and I’ve said that we will pay for the security on the night.”

PlayFootball have admitted that they had made an error with their quote and cited health and safety as the reason for the increased costs.

A spokesperson for PlayFootball said: “The reason for the increase in cost was due to mistake in the quote which didn’t take into account extra work to provide the necessary facilities for hosting this evening.

“We are happy to host sporting events at our arena so long as they all meet the highest standards we operate to with regard to health and safety issues. We will not risk this at all.

“Based on our experience of hosting a number of sporting events and to meet our own risk assessment we felt that there was the need for extra staff during an evening in which we would have of 500 spectators watching the boxing. “As this was not acceptable to our customer in this instance we had no alternative but to unfortunately cancel this event. “The safety and well-being to everyone who comes into a PlayFootball arena is our number one priority.”

The cancellation of the show has left Fitzpatrick trying to find Martin a fight with the WBC stating that he must have his eliminator fight by July 8 in order to gain his rematch with Michael McKinson for the title.

“All my fighters have missed out on significant purses,” Fitzpatrick added. “Ryan has a deadline of July 8 to fight in his eliminator. There are a few shows on between now and then so I have got to see if I can arrange something for Ryan.”