Artur Beterbiev and Adam Deines will be facing off Saturday, March 20 in Moscow, Russia at the Khodynka Ice Palace.
Beterbiev has an undefeated win streak, with 15 wins by KO, and holds both the World Boxing Council and International Boxing Fedwration’s World Light Heavy Title. Deines, meanwhile, holds no titles and has only won 19 of his 21 bouts; 15 of which were by KO.
Beterbiev utilises the orthodox stance and has a reach of 73 inches, while Deines utilises the southpaw stance and has a reach of only 71½ inches.
The men may only have a half inch difference in height, but Beterbiev definitely has an advantage of a slightly longer reach. With Beterbiev’s reach, aggressive fighting style and 15 for 15 wins by KO, Beterbiev is the clear favorite to win. Still, Deines has proved in the past that he could still pull off a win.
Coverage starts at 8 p.m. GMT / 3 p.m. ET on ESPN. Beterbiev and Deines are expected to begin their fight at approximately 9:30 p.m. GMT / 4:30 p.m. ET, depending on the length of the other fights before theirs.