Each Dan Rafael and Mike Coppinger report that the January thirtieth catchweight conflict between Sergey Kovalev and Bektemir Melikuziev, beforehand slated to land in Kovalev’s native Russia, will now go down in the usual DAZN stomping grounds of Indio, CA’s Fantasy Springs Resort and On line casino. You may most likely guess the explanation, which begins with “C” and rhymes with “bovid.”
This shouldn’t be a lot of a difficulty, as each males already prepare stateside. Uzbekistan’s Melikuziev (8-0, 7 KO) really fights out of Indio, giving him some home-field benefit.
Despite the change in location, nevertheless, “[t]he primary occasion ring stroll shall be timed for DAZN’s world viewers throughout Jap Europe.” I’m positive we’re all very grateful that this received’t battle with Caleb Plant vs. Caleb Truax.
Coppinger additionally reiterates some earlier reporting of his that Jason Quigley (18-1, 14 KO) will face Golden Boy signee Shane Mosley Jr. (16-3, 9 KO) in a enjoyable little middleweight scrap. Each males are presently within the rebuilding stage after tough losses; Quigley got mauled by Tureano Johnson in 2019, whereas Mosley fell to Brandon Adams within the Contender finals a 12 months prior. Every man beat an overmatched foe in 2020.