The unified world light heavyweight champion of the CMB and the FIB, Artur Beterbiev, had to postpone the defense of their titles on January 30, for testing positive to COVID 19.
Beterbiev, From Russia, was programmed to face Adam deines next January 30 at the VTB Arena in Moscow, Russia but finally the Covid 19 adds another knockout to the list of suspended evenings or fights.
This is not the first time that combat has Beterbiev and Deines undergoes a reprogramming. In the first instance, both were ready to meet on October 23. However, the Russian suffered a rib injury in the middle of training camp.
So far there is no new date announced by Top rank, the promoter company in charge of the evening, but it is expected to be very soon.
This combat represents an important opportunity for Beterbiev, who to get a victory, could be placed in line for much bigger and more flashy fights.
Beterbiev and what Covid 19 deprived us of
Beterbiev He has a record of 15 wins, with the same number of knockouts and has not been defeated in his professional history.
The year 2020 was a blank year for the Russian boxer, but in 2019 he had two important fights where he placed his name and image in the arena of boxing. First, knockout before Radivoje Kalajdzic in five episodes, and then a high-profile knockout against de Oleksandr Gvozdyk in 10 rounds.
Deines For his part, he is a 29-year-old boxer, born in Germany and this would be his first world championship opportunity. He has a record of 19 victories, 10 of them on the fast track, 1 loss and 1 draw.
As Beterbiev, he will pass 2020 blank, but he had a year 2019 full of a lot of activity with a total of 4 fights.
3 fast track wins against Zoltan sera in 3 rounds, Josef Lehr in 5 episodes, Yevgenii Makhteienko in 2 rounds.
He would be defeated by unanimous decision in 12 episodes to Fanlong Meng.
We wish our champion, Artur Beterbiev, a speedy recovery after testing positive for COVID-19.
You will come out stronger from this!
– World Boxing Council (@WBCBoxing) December 29, 2020