Fight Vlasov – Smith postponed due to a positive test of a Russian for COVID-19

Promotional company Top Rank has lost the main fight of the boxing show, which will take place on February 13 in Las Vegas. Joe Smith and Maxim Vlasov will not be able to fight for the vacant WBO world light heavyweight title due to the fact that the Russian tested positive for coronavirus. It is expected that now their fight will receive a new date.

“I am devastated to postpone my title fight against Joe Smith. I followed strict protocols, tested with negative results regularly, I did not have any symptoms. I prepared well, had a great training camp. I am looking forward to the appointment of a new fight date and opportunity. show my world-class skills “, – Maksim Vlasov commented on the current situation.

Now, the Top Rank boxing show will lead the fight between former world lightweight champion Richard Commey and Jackson Marines. The 10-round featherweight bout between Adam Lopez and Jason Sanchez has been promoted to co-main event status.

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