Former unified cruiserweight world champion Murat Gassiev may return to the ring for a comeback fight in November in Russia. TASS was informed about this possibility by the general secretary of the Russian Boxing Federation, Umar Kremlev.
"Murat's promoter and manager are also engaged in the conversation [on this scenario], but there is a proposal to hold a fight in early November in Russia. We are now considering it," said Kremlev.
Gassiev (26-1, 19 KOs) has been out of the ring for over two years.
The last time Gassiev saw action, was when he lost a twelve round decision to Oleksandr Usyk in a full cruiserweight unification in July of 2018. Their bout was the final round of the World Boxing Super Series cruiserweight tournament.
To get to the finals, Gassiev scored knockout wins over Yuniel Dorticos and Krzysztof Wlodarczyk.
After suffering his first career defeat, Gassiev made a career decision to make the jump in weight to the heavyweight division.
Since then, the Russian puncher has not entered the ring due to injuries, as well as problems with the organization of his training camp.
He was scheduled several times to make his heavyweight debut, but the contest was always being pushed back for one reason or another. During this period of time, Gassiev was working with Matchroom Sport and DAZN.