Next fight of Shavkatdzhon Rakhimov is not determined yet.
Joseph Diaz Jr. (31-1, 15 KOs) failed to meet the super featherweight limit at the official weigh-in ceremony before the fight against Shavkat Rakhimov (15-0, 12 KOs). The Russian had no problem making weight. The bet in the fight was the Diaz IBF belt, but the American lost his title at the weigh-in, and only his opponent can win it. Diaz will also lose $100,000 of his half-million purse for the overweight.
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.
On February 20 the USA will host a fight for the IBF Super Featherweight Championship of Joseph Diaz Jr. (31-1, 15 KOs) and Shavkat Rakhimov (15-0, 12 KOs). The competition date for this duel has been set for Tuesday, but both sides have reached an agreement on their own.
Within the boxing event in Ekaterinburg IBO super featherweight champion Shavkat Rakhimov (12-0, 9 KOs) got a TKO eighth round victory over former two-time world champion Malcolm Klassen (33-8-2, 17 KOs). After the punches to the body and the following hail of punches Klassen turned back to his opponent and stood on his knee until the referee stopped counting. For Klassen this was the first defeat by stoppage in his career.
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