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Thursday, May 23, 2024

Artur Beterbiev vs. Dmitry Bivol postponed because of damage

The combat between Artur Beterbiev and Dmitry Bivol for the undisputed 175-pound championship, scheduled for June 1 in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, has been postponed after Beterbiev injured his knee in coaching.

The IBF, WBC and WBO titleholder ruptured his meniscus, Prime Rank introduced in a information launch. The promotional firm plans to stage the sunshine heavyweight showdown earlier than the tip of the 12 months.

The 5 vs. 5 portion of the present, wherein fighters from Matchroom and Queensberry Promotions will face each other, will go on as scheduled June 1 on DAZN.

These are the 5 fights:

  • Deontay Wilder vs. Zhelei Zhang, heavyweights
  • Filip Hrgovic vs. Daniel Dubois, heavyweights
  • Raymond Ford vs. Nick Ball, featherweights (for Ford’s WBA title)
  • Austin Williams vs. Hamzah Sheeraz, middleweights
  • Craig Richards vs. Willy Hutchinson, mild heavyweights

The Beterbiev-Bivol bout has been extremely anticipated, as each fighters are unbeaten and on pound-for-pound lists.

Beterbiev, 39, has stopped all 20 of his opponents, together with Callum Smith in seven rounds in January.

Bivol (22-0, 11 KOs) is greatest recognized for defeating Canelo Alvarez in Could 2022. He has since outpointed then-unbeaten Gilberto Ramirez and Lyndon Arthur by one-sided choices.

The Arthur combat occurred in in December, that means Bivol can have been out of motion for prolonged time frame in mild of the postponement.

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