Published: 10:32 | 12/2/21

Smith Jr v Vlasov postponed


Saturday's bout between Joe Smith Jr. and Maxim Vlasov for the vacant WBO light heavyweight world title has been postponed due to a positive COVID-19 test.

Smith and Vlasov had been due to headline Saturday's Top Rank event at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas but the fight has been postponed after Vlasov returned a positive test.

"I am devastated with the postponement of my world title fight against Joe Smith Jr. I have been following strict protocols, I have done regular testing with negative results, and I have no symptoms," Vlasov said.

"I am well prepared and had an excellent training camp. I look forward to the rescheduling of the fight and the opportunity to display my world class skills."

The Richard Commey-Jackson Marinez lightweight bout has been elevated to the main event. It will take place over ten rounds and a win would propel Commey towards another World Title shot in 2021.    

Former Lightweight World Champion Richard Commey meets Jackson Marinez in a 10 Round bout in "The Bubble" at the MGM, Las Vegas on Saturday, 13 February, live on eir sport 1 at 03.00am. 

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