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Dusty Hernandez-Harrison out of Demetrius Andrade fight with COVID

Andrade will apparently either defend his title or chase a new one at 168 pounds

Teofimo Lopez v Masayoshi Nakatani Photo by Scott Taetsch/Getty Images

At first, it looked as though weight issues would keep Dusty Hernandez-Harrison from facing Demetrius Andrade in DAZN’s November 27th co-feature. While that call proved premature, it’s now moot, as Chris Mannix reports that the onetime prospect has tested positive for COVID.

Rather than seek a replacement foe on a week’s notice, Andrade (29-0, 18 KO), who was using this bout to test the waters at supper middleweight, “will likely go straight into a fight with Liam Williams or Billy Joe Saunders next year.” My money would be on mandatory challenger Williams, who already vacated his British middleweight title in preparation.

Hernandez-Harrison (34-0-1, 20 KO) was once considered a strong up-and-coming welterweight before a long stretch of self-inflicted misfortune kept him out of action for all of 2017 and 2018. This was set to be his first notable bout since defeating “Cornflake” LaManna in September of 2016.

Daniel Jacobs’ sophomore super middleweight appearance against Gabriel Rosado headlines the card, which also features rising Ghanaian lightweight Emmanuel Tagoe against Mason Menard, plus the latest from prospects Mahammadrasul Majidov, Nikita Ababiy, Daniyar Yeleussinov, and Alexis Espino

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