Injured, Beterbiev must postpone title defense

Injured, Beterbiev must fend off title defense

UPGRADE DAY

Born by an injury, adopted Montrealer Artur Beterbiev will not be able to defend his title against Anthony Yarde next October. 

The The fight, which was scheduled for London on October 29, will thus be postponed to the beginning of 2023, according to TVA Sports expert Jeff Jeffrey. However, the nature of his injury is not known.

Beterbiev (18-0, 18 K.-O.) is widely expected to be the favorite against Englishman Yarde (22-2, 21 K .-O.).

Coach Marc Ramsey's protege recently easily disposed of American Joe Smith Jr. He has publicly expressed his desire to add the World Boxing Organization belt to his collection, which belongs to a certain Dmitrii Bivol.

Beterbiev is the World Boxing Council light heavyweight champion and of the International Boxing Federation.