June 16, 2021 By Michael Dorgan
The clash between Dublin’s Jono Carroll and Andy Vences in Miami this weekend is off after one of the card’s headline fighters tested positive for COVID-19.
“King Kong” Carroll was expected to trade leather with the American Vences on Saturday for a WBC ranking title but the “Triller Fight Club” card was postponed yesterday.
Undisputed lightweight champion – and bill topper – Teofimo Lopez was revealed to have tested positive for the virus which forced organizers to reschedule the event.
Lopez was set to defend his world lightweight title against George Kambosos Jnr. in a mouth-watering match-up with both fighters planning to put their undefeated status on the line.
However, the entire card has now been pushed back to Aug. 14.
It is the second time the event has been stalled having initially been penciled in for June 5. The organizers decided to delay the original date after Floyd Mayweather announced he was boxing Logan Paul on the same weekend in a special exhibition bout.
Carrol, a 29-year-old southpaw, had set up a training camp in Mexico ahead of the fight and was in Miami when news of the postponement broke.
His professional record stands at 19 wins, 2 losses and 1 draw.
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