MMA veteran Cris Cyborg may have to wait a few more weeks before she makes her boxing debut against Simone Silva.
The Bellator women’s featherweight champion was scheduled to box on September 25 at Fight Music Show 2, but her opponent is serving a 60-day medical suspension after a knockout loss on August 13.
This means that she will still be under the suspension in September’s last week. Both boxers are, however, yet to confirm if their showdown will be moved to a different date.
But Organização Brasileira de Boxe has just decided not to oversee the fight that was set to go down in Curitiba as the event’s co-headliner.
On the flip side, the Texas Department of Licensing and Regulation has affirmed that Silva needs to be medically examined before her competition. The organization sanctioned Silva’s last fight.
In a separate development, Cyborg has been linked to a potential fight with boxing ace and pound-for-pound No. 1, Katie Taylor.
Taylor’s promoter Eddie Hearn has given a green signal for the fight as well. He said that a boxing fight between the two legends of the combat sports could be in works by the end of this year.
Cyborg, last stepped inside an octagon in April when she retained her title against Arlene Blencowe at Bellator 279. The 37-year-old has won six consecutive fights since her loss to Amanda Nunes at UFC 232.