January 25, 2021
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Artur Beterbiev-Adam Deines title defense postponed

Artur Beterbiev-Adam Deines title protection postponed

by means of Francisco Salazar

Artur Beterbiev cannot appear to seize a wreck.

Beterbiev’s defense of the WBC and IBF world gentle heavyweight titles in opposition t Adam Deines will have to wait as he confirmed effective for COVID-19, it was announced Monday night.

No notice on when the fight can be rescheduled to.

The fight changed into scheduled to take vicinity on January 30 on the VTB enviornment in Moscow, Russia and flow reside on ESPN+. both had been in the beginning scheduled to square off on October 23, however Beterbiev suffered a rib damage all through working towards camp.

Beterbiev (15-0, 15 knockouts), who is initially Khasavyurt, Russia and now resides in Montreal, Canada, won the vacant IBF title in November 2017, knocking out Germany’s Enrico Koelling. Beterbiev would make two a hit defenses before dealing with then-WBC titleholder Oleksandr Gvozdyk in a unification bout, dropping the Ukraine fighter 3 times before ending concerns in circular 10.

The 35-year-old, who’s ranked No. 1 at one hundred seventy five pounds through The Ring, is now promoted with the aid of accurate Rank.

Deines (19-1, 10 KOs) has not fought when you consider that September 28 of final 12 months, knocking out journeyman Yevgenii Makhteienko in round 2. Deines, who’s additionally at the beginning from Russia and now resides in Magdeburg, Germany, has won his closing two bouts on account that struggling the handiest loss of his career by the hands of unbeaten Fanlong Meng of China on July 1 of closing 12 months.

Francisco A. Salazar has written for The Ring considering October of 2013 and has coated boxing in Southern California and abroad in view that 2000. Francisco additionally covers boxing for the Ventura County (Calif.) big name newspaper. He can be reached by using e mail at [email protected] or on Twitter at FSalazarBoxing