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The battle in between Jamel Herring and Jonathan Oquendo has been held off once again.
Steve Kim of ESPN reported the news, keeping in mind the WBO junior lightweight title bout was at first arranged for July 2 however pressed back to July 14 when Herring checked positive for COVID-19 Herring confirmed he tested favorable for COVID-19 again Sunday, leading to the second post ponement.
He stated he evaluated negative while in Omaha and went into the bubble in Las Vegas however then found out on Monday that another test he took Sunday came back as favorable.
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Sam Gordon of the Las Vegas Review-Journal kept in mind the battle in between junior lightweights Mikaela Mayer (12 -0, 5 KOs) and Helen Joseph (17 -4 -2, 10 KOs) will serve as the brand-new main event. Their battle was initially set up for June 9 but was pressed back when Mayer tested positive.
What’s more, the bout in between Luis Melendez and Edward Vazquez set up for Tuesday’s card was canceled due to the fact that Melendez evaluated favorable.
A source from Top Rank told Kim the organization is altering how it reschedules battles that are affected by COVID-19 as a result of these developments.
” After talking with doctors and infectious illness experts, our brand-new standard will not be to reschedule for faster than six weeks after a favorable test,” the source said.
When It Comes To Herring (21 -2, 10 KOs), he stated, “I feel terrific, I had the very best [weight] cut ever. I was really on weight days earlier.”
However, he will have to wait as soon as again to combat Oquendo (31 -6, 19 KOs) in a bout that could establish a showdown with two-division champion Carl Frampton. Herring protected his world title last Might against Masayuki Ito and was lined up for a second title defense versus Oquendo prior to the hold-ups.
” I’m in fact more bummed out about this for my team because we put in so much work,” Herring said. “We even had the extra weeks for the fight after the initial date. The main thing is I required time far from my household. I’m more upset for the people around me. But I feel excellent.”