A bronze medalist of the 2012 Olympic Games, Russian boxer Mikhail Aloyan, has contracted the coronavirus and his fight that was scheduled for December has been canceled, according to information provided by the boxer's team to tass.
"Mikhail Aloyan fell ill with coronavirus. He is undergoing treatment at the hospital. His fight with Pablo Carrillo, which was scheduled for December 15, has been canceled," a representative stated.
Aloyan is 32 years old and holds the World Boxing Association (WBA) gold flyweight title. In total, the athlete has five victories (none by knockout) and one defeat in professional boxing. He is a two-time world amateur champion (2011, 2013) and a European champion (2010).
The fight in December would have been his first bout in twelve months.
The talented boxer has not seen action since December of last year, when he picked up a twelve round unanimous decision over Ronal Batista.
He was able to bounce back from his first career defeat, which he suffered in the first round of the World Boxing Super Series bantamweight tournament.
In the first round of the tourney, he took a big step up in class - when in his fourth professional bout he challenged then WBO world champion Zolani Tete, who won a twelve round unanimous decision.