Maxim Dadashev Out Of September 14 ESPN Co-Main Event With Biceps Injury

There has been a change in the televised card for Top Rank’s upcoming ESPN card.

Maxim Dadashev, who was scheduled to fight Antonio DeMarco in the co-main event bout of the September 14 card, suffered a biceps injury which has forced the fight to be postponed.

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The fight has now been moved to be the co-main event for the October 20 Top Rank card streamed exclusively on ESPN+. That October card will be headlined by Ryota Murata defending his WBA “regular” middleweight title against mandatory challenger Rob Brant, taking place in Las Vegas.

As a result of Dadashev’s injury, that left an open slot for the co-main event fight on September 14. That slot has been filled by a fight between Jamel Herring vs. John Vincent Moralde for the vacant USBA super featherweight title.

Herring has fought the likes of Denis Shafikov and Ladarius Miller and sports a 17-2 record. Moralde, a former regional champion at super bantamweight and featherweight, has won his lone fight in 2018, a decision win over Ismail Muwendo back in May.

The main event for the September 14 ESPN card, taking place in Fresno, California, is a world title fight between WBC junior welterweight champion Jose Ramirez and Antonio Orozco. This will be Ramirez’s first world title defense after winning the title at Madison Square Garden back in March. Ramirez was originally supposed to fight Danny O’Connor on an ESPN card back in July, but O’Connor had to be hospitalized the day before the fight due to severe dehydration.

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