Advertisement: IBO Boxing

Ruslan Fayfer vs. Alexey Papin WBC Eliminator Pushed Back to August 22

The scheduled high stakes match between Russian fighters Ruslan Fayfer and Alexey Papin has been relocated from Sochi to Kazan, with a new event date of August 22. The final decision was confirmed to TASS by the press service of the Russian Boxing Federation.

The change was made due to the rise in COVID-19 cases in the Sochi region.

"The show will take place on August 22 in Kazan. This event was supposed to take place on August 15 in Sochi, but due to the changed epidemic situation in the Krasnodar territory, the Russian Boxing Federation decided to postpone the event," the message says.


The winner of the Fayfer-Papin fight will be the mandatory contender for the World Boxing Council (WBC) cruiserweight world title.

On the official record of that 29-year-old Fayfer, are 25 wins (16 by KO), and 1 defeat. The 32-year-old Papin has a record of 11 wins (10 by knockout), and 1 defeat.

IN OTHER NEWS: Sergey Lipinets will have to pass eight COVID-19 tests, prior to the fight with Uzbekistani Kudratillo Abdukakhorov. The manager of the Russian boxer, Alex Weisfeld, informed TASS about the testing schedule.

"The tests will begin a month before the fight. There will be two of them a week," Wesifeld said.

The fight will take place on September 26 in the United States, with the International Boxing Federation (IBF) welterweight title at stake. Showtime will televise the card.

According to Weisfeld, Lipinets is already in the United States.

Lipints has 16 wins (12 by knockout) and one defeat. Abdukakhorov has 17 wins (9 by knockout) and not a single defeat.

User Comments and Feedback
Top Headlines
Charles Conwell Hopes To Fight For a World Title By The End of Next Year Ohara Davies Edges Tyrone McKenna in Golden Contract Final Arum: Fury-Wilder III No Longer Scheduled For 12/19; Could Occur Earlier Devin Haney-Yuriorkis Gamboa: Announcement Imminent For 11/7 Fight Hearn: Joshua Will Go To Great Lengths To Make Fury Fight Happen Daniel Jacobs, Gabe Rosado Reach Agreement To Fight November 27 David Navarro, 2020 U.S. Olympic Alternate Signs With Split T's Tim VanNewhouse Jose Zepeda: I Want To Make It Clear That I Am Ready For Anybody Teixeira: If WBO Authorizes, I Will Be Happy To End Charlo's Career And Then Fight Castano Mikey Garcia: Manny Pacquiao Fighting Me Next 100%, Not Conor McGregor Ohara Davies: I'm Ready To Shut Everyone Up; I'm A Lot Better Than Fans Think Kane Baker Feels Mentally Ready For a Good "Tear Up" With Aqib Fiaz Linus Udofia: I Want To Show John Harding is Not On My Level Joshua: Fury Went Pro in 2008, Never Thought I Would Catch Up To Him News: Petros Ananyan, Atid Oberlton, Joe Ham, More Manny Pacquiao Ring Return Will Likely Require Some Fans in Venue Ivan Baranchyk: To Be The Best at 140 - That's My Motivation Cazares: I'll Knock Canelo's Freckles Off, Reynoso Can Pick Them Up! Canelo Alvarez Refiles Breach of Contract Suit Against DAZN, Golden Boy, De La Hoya Casimero Wants Inoue But Now Has Other Options, Says Gibbons Angel and Chavez Barrientes Discuss Upcoming PBC Bouts Edgar Berlanga's Promoter Hopes Bellows Will Last a Few Rounds Mikaela Mayer vs. Ewa Brodnicka Added To Inoue-Moloney Card Jose Pedraza Ring Return Targeted For First Quarter of 2021 Hearn Explains Why Povetkin-Whyte Rematch is More About Mental Than Physical Tyrone McKenna Explains The Downfall Of Ohara Davies Harutyunyan vs. Schwarzkopf Tops Interesting Universum Card Murat Gassiev vs. Kevin Johnson in Play For October 31 in Sochi Munguia-Johnson: Rashidi Ellis vs. Alexis Rocha Added Mario Barrios: I'm Just Grateful To Be Back in The Ring Broner: I Don't Need Devin Haney; What Do I Get Out Of Knocking Him Out? Jermell Charlo: I Don't Think Teixeira Will Wanna Fight Me; I'm Different Zepeda: I Deserve Another Title Shot, Win Over Baranchyk Will Cement Just That Dickens Tests Positive For Covid, Golden Contract Final With Walsh Postponed Marko Calic Vows To Prove Himself, Shock Joshua Buatsi Aqib Fiaz is Determined To Do a Job on Kane Baker Alen Babic Vows To Punish Kennedy, End Bout With 'Huge KO' Hearn Could See Anthony Joshua vs. Zhilei Zhang as Major Event Down The Line David Oliver Joyce Reflects on Crushing Defeat at Hands of Baluta It's Another Big Fight Anniversary, But This One's Not So Happy
Latest Forum Threads