Gassiev heavyweight debut is postponed again

The fight of Murat Gassiev (26-1, 19 KOs) against Jerry Forrest (26-3, 20 KOs) which was scheduled for February 29 in Texas will not take place. This was reported by a representative of the team of the Russian. "The fight will not take place. Too many doubts, starting with the fact that Murat prepared insufficiently, ending with the questions about his contract," the representative of Gassiev's team said in an interview to TASS.

Murat Gassiev
Murat Gassiev

26-year-old Gassiev last fought in July 2018, losing on points in the final of WBSS cruiserweight tournament to Oleksandr Usyk. Later, the Russian decided to go up to the royal division, but on the way to return to the ring he's pursued by recurring injuries.

The main event of the February's evening of boxing in Texas will be a fight of the world champion in four weight categories Mikey Garcia (39-1, 30 KOs) against the former owner of belts in two weight categories Jessie Vargas (29-2-2, 11 KOs). At the same evening Joseph Parker (26-2, 20 KOs) will face Shondell Winters (13-2, 12 KOs).

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