By Matt Lee Berman: IBF / WBC Light Heavyweight Champion in Bad News for £ 175 Artur Beterbiev (15-0, 15 KO) tested positive for COVID-19 and defended against # 5 IBF candidate scheduled for January 30 Adam Danes Currently postponed.
The event’s promoter, Top Rank, has yet to reveal when the fight between the exciting knockout artists Beterbiev and Danes will be rescheduled. Beterbiev vs. Danes was scheduled to take place at the VTB Arena in Moscow, Russia.
2020 was a bad year for Beterbiev
Beterbiev, 35, was the first to lose the title defense this year due to bad luck. Meng Fanlong, And postponed the fight with Danes twice.
Beterbiev, a big punch, was supposed to defend against German fighter Danes on October 23, but two Russian Olympic athletes’ chests moved the fight to January 30.
Hopefully Beterbiev-Dans will not be pushed back much this year as it was a busy battle for Artur. Beterbiev has a lot of interesting fighting opportunities in 2021, but Beterbiev will not be able to reach them if low-level matches with Dean continue to be postponed repeatedly.
Fans want to see Beterbiev face a WBA light heavyweight champion Dimitry Bivol With unification.For knockout artists Joe Smith Junior Winning the vacant WBO title in 2021, the battle between him and Beterbiev will attract a lot of attention from fans around the world.
In addition, a match between WBA “regular” £ 175 champions Jean Pascal And Beterbiev will be interesting to see.
Pascal (35-6-1, 20 KO) won his career by winning consecutive Marcus Browne and Badou Jack after losing to Dmitry Bivol in a one-sided 12-round unanimous decision in 2018. I activated it.
Beterbiev destroyed Gvozdik
It’s been 14 months since Beterbiev’s last fight, defeating the previously undefeated WBC 175-pound champion. Alexandre Gvozdik By a knockout in the 10th round in Philadelphia.
Entering the battle, many members of the boxing media, including many ESPN analysts, chose Gvozdik to defeat Beterbiev.
Beterbiev shocked the world by chasing Gvozdik with a body shot and then wore him until he stopped in the tenth round. This was a great fight for Beterbiev, whose £ 175 division has proven to be one of the best fighters in the last few years, with many new fans.
It was recently disappointing when Canelo Alvarez moved to 175 and chose to face the declining Sergey Kovalev for his WBO light heavyweight title in November 2019.
Boxing fans wanted Canelo to play against the best players by playing against unified champion Beterbiev in the IBF / WBC title, but Alvarez chose an easier option. In the way Beterbiev broke Gvozdik with a body shot, Canero made a wise decision to duck the fight against him and choose an easy option for Kovalev.
– Boxing Sports
Artur Beterbiev sick with COVID-19, January 30 postponement of fight with Adam Danes ⋆ Boxing News 24
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