Shavkat Rakhimov (15-0, 12 KO) is infected with the coronavirus and will not be able to take part in the fight against IBF World Featherweight Champion Joseph Diaz Jr. (31-1, 15 KO), which will take place on February 13. The duel was to be one of the main events of the Golden Boy Promotions evening organized in Indio.
Eddie Hearn does not think Deontay Wilder (42-1-1, 41 KOs) could interfere with plans for a unification fight in late spring or early summer for the four heavyweight belts between Anthony Joshua (24-1, 21 KOs) and Tyson Fury (30-0-1, 21 KOs).
Bektemir Melikuziev's fight on January 30 on DAZN against former three-time light heavyweight champion Sergei Kovalev is changing its location, and now, instead of Moscow, it will be held in the USA, at the Fantasy Springs Casino arena in Indio, California.
European heavyweight champion Joe Joyce (12-0, 11 KOs) may have his next fight in April. The boxer's promoter Frank Warren said that Arslanbek Makhmudov (11-0, 11 KOs) is one of the possible rivals of the Briton.
It is officially confirmed that on February 27 in London the former two-weight champion Carl Frampton (28-2, 16 KOs) will face the reigning WBO featherweight champion Jamel Herring (22-2, 10 KOs). The duel was planned first on December 19, then on January 16, but each time it was postponed.
Eddie Reinoso, the coach of Saul Alvarez (54-1-2, 36 KOs), unlike many fans and experts, was not particularly impressed by the form of Gennady Golovkin (41-1-1, 36 KOs) in his victorious fight against Kamil Sheremeta (21-1, 5 KOs).
Alexander Povetkin (36-2-1, 25 KOs) started the stage of general physical training in Gelendzhik, Russia. This is the first stage of Sasha's preparation for a rematch against Dillian Whyte (27-2, 18 KOs).
The British Boxing Board of Control (BBBofC) announced today that boxing nights in the UK will not be available until mid-February. The BBBofC recently decided to suspend boxing events for January due to an increase in coronavirus cases. It is not yet known if fans will be able to take part in the first February tournaments.
There has been a long debate about the future of the WBO heavyweight belt currently owned by Anthony Joshua (24-1, 21 KOs). The Briton would like to take with him the World Boxing Organization trophy in the unification fight with Tyson Fury (30-0-1, 21 KOs), but Alexander Usyk (18-0, 13 KOs) stands in the way of such a scenario, demanding - as a mandatory contender for WBO title - immediate bout against AJ.