A huge boxing face-off in Moscow has been cancelled after visa problems prevented US fighter Kendall Holt from getting to Russia in time.
According to his contract, the American boxer had to arrive in Moscow no fewer than six days before the fight for promotional purposes.
Holt’s attorney Patrick English didn’t specify the type of visa problem his client encountered.
“It’s something that could’ve been resolved if we had more time to work it out,” he told BoxingScene.com “This time frame wouldn’t allow it, so unfortunately the fight had to be canceled.”
At the moment, there’s no information on whether the Holt-Allakhverdiev bout will be moved to another date or put aside by promoter Vladimir Khryunov.
Allakhverdiev is surely upset by the bout’s cancellation as in case of victory he was to get a chance at IBF light welterweight champion Zab Judah.
31-year-old Holt has held 28 professional bouts, in which he collected 23 wins (16 KOs) and suffered five defeats.
His would-be opponent Allakhverdiev is 29 years old. The fighter, trained by former undisputed junior welterweight champ Kostya Tszyu, has so far won all of his 16 pro matches (7KOs).
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