Arthur Beterbiev vs. Adam Deinis March 20 on ESPN
WBC/IBF light heavyweight world champion Artur Beterbiev (15-0, 15 KOs) of Russia will fight top contender Adam Deines (19-1-1, 10 KOs) in a homecoming bout taking place Saturday, March 20 at Megasport Arena in Moscow. Scheduled to fight last October Beterbiev suffered a rib injury and was ruled out and then rescheduled for January 30 but that was pushed back due to Beterbiev testing positive for COVID-19.
“At long last, Artur Beterbiev will defend his world titles as he looks to kick off his 2021 campaign in devastating fashion,” said Top Rank chairman Bob Arum. “We have big plans for Artur, but he must first take care of business in Moscow.”
Beterbiev said, "I am excited to finally have a date for the fight. Now that COVID-19 and the injury are behind me, I am able to prepare well and put on a great show for boxing fans."