The boxer Artur Beterbiev will defend his titles, WBF and IBF light heavyweight against Meng Fanlong, September 25, at Ekaterinburg, in Russia.
This is the famous boxing promoter Bob Arum, who announced the news Wednesday, confirming information of the standby site Boxing News.
The fight should take place on the 28th of march in the Centre Videotron of Quebec, but the pandemic of the COVID-19 forced the cancellation of the gala, 12 days before the meeting. The event was organized by the Groupe Yvon Michel (GYM) and Top Rank.
This would be a first professional fight in Russia for Beterbiev (15-0, 15 K.-O.), who is originally from Chechnya. This is also the case for the Chinese Fanlong (16-0, 10 K.-O.).