Dillian Whyte’s rematch with Alexander Povetkin has been postponed after the Russian tested positive for coronavirus.
Promoters Matchroom Boxing confirmed Povetkin’s positive test.
“Povetkin-Whyte II is postponed with a new target date of 30 January 2021,” Matchroom tweeted.
Eddie Hearn’s organisation said it would announce news on whether the rest of the 21 November show would go ahead in due course.
The news is a blow to 32-year-old Whyte, who has been preparing at his training camp in Portugal and worked remotely as a pundit for BBC Radio 5 Live during Oleksandr Usyk’s win over Derek Chisora on Saturday.
Whyte knew a win over Povetkin would put him in with a clear shot at challenging for the WBC heavyweight title – currently held by Tyson Fury – in 2021.
Povetkin found a clinical punch to end their August contest after being on the canvas twice himself in the bout.