Undefeated World Boxing Council light heavyweight champion from Russia Artur Beterbiev will defend his title against German Adam Deines on October 23 in Moscow, Russia.
Originally Beterbiev (15-0, 15 KO) was going to face Chinese Meng Fanlong, at the end of September, in Eakaterinburg, but due to visa problems due to the pandemic, this fight could not be carried out at that moment.
Beterbiev has not had the opportunity to be active since knocking out former Ukrainian champion Oleksandr Gvodzyk to win the WBC light heavyweight crown in October last year in Philadelphia.
For his part Adam Deines (19-1-1, 10 KO), born in Russia, but nationalized German, will have his first title shot. Deines’ only loss was to Meng Fanlong himself, by ten-round decision, in June 2019.