Dillian Whyte’s clash with Alexander Povetkin has been postponed after the Russian contracted Covid-19.
The heavyweights were due to clash on November 21, three months after Povetkin stunned the Londoner with a brutal KO.
But after Povetkin contracted coronavirus, the fight will now be targeted for January 30.
Promoter Eddie Hearn said: “Unfortunately we got the news today that Alexander Povetkin is in hospital after testing positive for Covid-19.
“The fight will now be rescheduled to a target date of Jan 30. An announcement on our Nov 21 show will be made shortly.”
Whyte had accepted a fight against Povetkin despite knowing defeat would end his hopes of a world title shot early next year.
The 32-year-old was in line to face the winner of Tyson Fury’s third fight with Deontay Wilder but his defeat by Povetkin ended those hopes.
Ironically, Fury has since walked away from the trilogy fight and will is instead set to take on Agit Kabayel at the Royal Albert Hall on December 5.