UNBEATEN light heavyweight title contender, Artur Beterbiev (10-0, 10 KOs), will return to action on December 23rd against Paraguayan slugger and reigning WBC Latino light heavyweight champion, Isidro Ranoni Prieto (26-1-3, 22 KOs). The fight is slated to take place at the Casino Du Lac Leamy in Gatineau, Quebec, Canada.
The 31-year-old Montreal-based Beterbiev, will be fighting for the second time in 2016 after being sidelined for a year due to a shoulder injury sustained in training. In 2015, the Russian was scheduled to compete in a world title eliminator that would have put him in line to face fellow countryman and light heavyweight kingpin, Sergey “Krusher” Kovalev.
Beterbiev retuned in June of this year and stopped Ezequiel Osvaldo Maderna in impressive fashion in front of his adopted hometown fans.