Here's your fight-size boxing update for March 9, 2020:
- The Jose Ramirez vs. Viktor Postol fight for the unified WBC and WBO junior welterweight titles has been rescheduled for May 9 at Save Mart Center in Fresno, California and air on ESPN. The fight was previously set for February 1 in China but was postponed due to the coronavirus. Jose Pedraza vs. Javier Molina in a 10-round junior welterweight bout is the co-main event of the ESPN-televised main card.
- As expected, Matchroom Boxing Italy announced that the March 27 show in Verona has been postponed due to the coronavirus. The show was going to headlined by the interim WBA lightweight title bout between Francesco Patera and Devis Boschiero. There's no word on when the February 28 and March 27 Matchroom Boxing Italy shows will be rescheduled. It's more than likely won't be weeks until we have an idea as to when we see a new date for these shows.
- Matchroom Boxing announced that Filip Hrgović will face Jerry Forrest and Daniyar Yeleussinov will fight Julius Indongo on the Regis Prograis vs. Maurice Hooker undercard at the MGM National Harbor in Oxon Hill, Maryland on April 17. Undefeated prospect Raymond Ford will also be in action on the undercard.
- Scott Quigg has announced on social media that he is in fact retiring from boxing. Quigg said his lost to Jono Carroll on March 7 "showed me it was time to call it a day!" Added that he "can walk away with my head held up high!" The 31-year-old retires with a 35-3-2 pro record.
- Jamal James will face Thomas Dulorme for the interim WBA welterweight title in the main event of a PBC on FOX card from Minneapolis on April 11. The co-main event is David Morrell Jr. vs. Lennox Allen for the interim WBA super middleweight title. Undefeated prospect Joey Spencer will fight in the TV opener.
- Josue Vargas will face Salvador Briceno on the Michael Conlan vs. Belmar Preciado card taking place on March 17 at the Hulu Theater at MSG on ESPN+. Julian Rodriguez, Paddy Donovan and Christopher Zavala will all fight on the ESPN+ undercard as well.
- Lee Selby will face George Kambosos Jr. in an IBF lightweight title eliminator at the Motorpoint Arena Cardiff on May 9. Also on the card, James Tennyson faces Gavin Gwynne for the British lightweight title and Chris Billam-Smith faces Nathan Thorley for the Commonwealth cruiserweight title.
- Janibek Alimkhanuly will face Issah Samir in the ESPN-televised co-main event bout of the Artur Beterbiev vs. Meng Fanlong card on March 28. Heavyweight contender Oscar Rivas will fight on the ESPN+ undercard against Devin Vargas.