Covid KOs Jan 30 Beterbiev-Deines clash

WBC/IBF light heavyweight world champion Artur Beterbiev has been forced to postpone his title defense against Adam Deines — scheduled for Jan. 30 at VTB Arena in Moscow, Russia — after being diagnosed with COVID-19.

Beterbiev and Deines were originally scheduled to fight October 23, but Beterbiev suffered a rib injury in training. Information about the rescheduled Beterbiev-Deines showdown will be announced in due course.

Beterbiev (15-0, 15 KOs), the only current world champion with a 100 percent knockout rate, has not fought since his knockout victory over Oleksandr Gvozdyk in October 2019 to unify world titles.

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  • Sounds like we will be waiting for a while now. No surprise with the COVID-19. I am sure we are all ready to get this pandemic over with.

  • Man. Sounds like taking out big names like what’s this guys face should lure Canelo right in. Canelo haters are calling him out for taking out the Ring Magazine champ meanwhile the guy all these haters say Canelo must face for respect is fighting….?????


  • Between injury, illness, management and promoter issues Beterbiev wont have his 20th fight until he is 40 years old

  • before Beterbiev or Bivol get a shot at the lotto aka Canelo they need to fight each other i mean if you look at their records neither has fought anybody known yes Bivol has fought a few has beens but he beat them on decisions neither fighter has fought a current big name fighter neither challenged Kovalev when he was champion

    • Beterbiev faced and defeated convincingly the guy many believed was the top guy at light heavyweight:Oleksandr Gvozdyk.
      In my opinion Beterbiev doesn’t need more merits to be considered the front runner to face Canelo, if he tries another fight at light heavyweight. Bivol is excellent, but boring and never has tried to be exciting or face a top well known name. No, Bivol doesn’t deserve a shot to Canelo, even though he could be a formidable opponent, he needs more merits that he could get fighting at 168 and facing a guy like David Benavidez.

      • Bivol is a way better boxer than Olek. I think it’s funny how people weasel in and out there points to make it go how they want. Canelo just beat the 168 pound number 1. But you probably bashed that and now say he has to face Benevidez, a guy who was stripped 2x. But Beterbiev doesn’t have to face Bivol. That makes absolutely no sense. Canelo’s path is Yildrum or whatever for contract reasons then on to BJS to secure another title and face Plant in a Super unification. Beterbiev will still have the title. Look at the monster name that just got cancelled. LOL

  • I think even sick with coronavirus, Beterbiev could be too much for Deines. Let them fight, just a little change in the odds from 100-1 to 90-1 could happen.

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