There will be no qualifying fight in the IBF line in light heavyweight (up to 79.4 kg) between Prospect Joshua Buatsi (16-0, 13 KOs) and ex-champion Jean Pascal (36-6-1, 20 KOs) from Canada: a signed contract from the British at the headquarters of the organization did not wait. The fight is canceled, writes
Now, the nearly 40-year-old Pascal will be ordered to take on the next highest ranked contender available in the rankings.
If the original deadline for organizing the fight had been met, former WBO title holder Joe Smith would have been next in line.
But, as the latest ranking update showed, the obscure 24-year-old German Michael “Diesel” Eifert (11-1, 4 KOs) managed to get ahead of the Long Island native on the list. That is, most likely, it is he who will receive an invitation from the IBF.
For the will to win and comeback of the year: Pascal beat Maine
In August, promoter Lou DiBella (DiBella Entertainment), offering 975,000 USD. Here, a mandatory contender for Kadyrov’s boxer Artur Beterbiev, whose promoter is shamefully trying to disassociate himself from the Russian Federation in order to continue making money, had to be determined – he allegedly has nothing to do with it, lives in Canada, that’s all.