Anthony Joshua will now defend his world heavyweight titles against Carlos Takam after his scheduled opponent Kubrat Pulev (right) pulled out with a shoulder injury.
Pulev had been the mandatory challenger to the IBF and WBA champion but the 36-year-old Bulgarian will miss out on the world title fight in Cardiff on October 28 after hurting his shoulder while sparring.
Frenchman Takam, who was born in Cameroon, will replace him with less than two weeks’ notice, meaning Pulev will face a long wait to fight Joshua after also losing his status as mandatory challenger with the IBF.
At least 27 people have died in fires which have ravaged forests in northern and central Portugal over the past 24 hours, rescuers said on Monday, as three people were killed in Spain in blazes sparked by arsonists and fanned by Hurricane Ophelia.
In Portugal, Prime Minister Antonio Costa declared a state of emergency as more than 4,000 firefighters fought some 20 major fires still raging Monday.
About 520 separate fire outbreaks on Sunday were caused by “higher than average temperatures for the season and the cumulative effect of drought, which has been felt since the start of the year”.
RIHANNA TO HAVE STREET NAMED AFTER HER IN BARBADOS.
The Barbados Ministry of Tourism recently announced that the superstar singer, born Robyn Fenty, will have a street named after her in St. Michael, according to Nation News.
A statement released by the Ministry of Tourism says "The Government of Barbados will on Independence Day, Thursday 30th November, 2017 officially change the name of Westbury New Road located in St. Michael to "Rihanna Drive" in honour of Barbadian superstar Ms. Robyn Rihanna Fenty who grew up in Westbury New Road". #hustlemonday