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Diaz-Rakhimov survives COVID scare, adds Jason Quigley vs Shane Mosley Jr

Quigley-Mosley was previously part of the now-canceled Sergey Kovalev vs Bektemir Melikuziev card

Joseph Diaz Jr. vs Jose Cuadro Photo by Tom Hogan/Golden Boy/Getty Images
Patrick Stumberg is a freelance writer for SB Nation, first joining the network in 2011 before linking up with Bad Left Hook in 2015.

2021 is already shedding fights at an alarming rate, and it looked as though the trend would continue when Shavkatdzhon Rakhimov tested positive for COVID last week. Luckily, Mike Coppinger reports that his Feb. 13 DAZN main event against Joseph Diaz Jr will go on as planned after two subsequent tests came back negative.

In addition, the card will now host Jason Quigley vs Shane Mosley Jr, which became homeless after the Jan. 30 Sergey Kovalev vs Bektemir Melikuziev card collapsed following Kovalev failing pre-fight drug testing for synthetic testosterone.

As far as the reported clash between Seniesa Estrada and Etsuko Tada, that appears to be off, as Tada is currently linked to a clash with unbeaten Thi Thu Nhi Nguyen.

As we said before, Quigley (18-1, 14 KO) vs Mosley (16-3, 9 KO) is a nice bit of matchmaking. Quigley, previously considered a strong middleweight prospect, has a lot of questions to answer after getting trucked by Tureano Johnson in 2019. It will be interesting to see how he deals with a mid-tier sort of fighter in Mosley.

In addition to this and the main event, the card also features a super welterweight title fight between WBO champ Patrick Teixeira and mandatory challenger Brian Castano that could easily steal the show.

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