The revised date for the super middleweight fight between South Africa-based Isaac Golden Boy Chilemba and Russian Fedor Chudinov will soon be known after Russian sports authorities uplifted a ban on boxing.
This followed an improvement in the coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic cases in the country which has seen the return of sporting activities, according Russia News Agency (Tass).
The fight was scheduled for March 21 in Vladikavkaz, but it was postponed when the coronavirus situation begun to get worse worldwide.
Meanwhile, Chilemba says he is keeping in shape after the South African government relaxed lockdown conditions, allowing people to go outdoors for work, worship, exercise or shopping.
In an interview with BWTM Sports, Chilemba said he was looking forward to the fight once the date is announced.
“I am just waiting for the [Covid-19] situation to improve so that we can get into serious business,” he said.
“I will take him easy. I am not as fit as I was when the fight was about to happen. But I will be ready to be as I was once the bout is scheduled.”
The Russian boxer has a record of 22 wins (15 by KO), and two losses and his last bout was also held in Vladikavkaz, when he won a dominant 12-round decision over former WBA middleweight champion Hassan N’Dam N’Zhikama of France in December 2019.
Chilemba, for his part, picked up 26 victories (10 by knockout), suffered seven defeats, and also on his ledger are two draws.
He last fought in December when he defeated Alexander Kubich in PAOK Sports Arena, Thessaloniki, Greece through a unanimous decision.