Sullivan Barrera vs. Seanie Monaghan light heavyweight bout set for Nov. 3

The fight between light heavyweights Sullivan Barrera and "Irish" Seanie Monaghan was rescheduled on Friday.

The scheduled 10-round fight will take place on Nov. 3 at the Aviator Sports and Events Center in Brooklyn, New York, and headline a "Golden Boy Fight Night" card on Facebook Watch, Main Events, which is partnering with Golden Boy on some of the Facebook cards, announced.

Barrera and Monaghan were initially scheduled to headline on the series on Aug. 18 in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, but the bout was postponed on July 31 because Barrera suffered a right eye injury during a sparring session in preparation for the fight.

"We wanted Sullivan Barrera and Seanie Monaghan in the ring and were more disappointed than anyone when the original bout was postponed," Main Events CEO Kathy Duva said. "We were determined to make this fight happen, because I know these guys will give everything they've got for their legacy, and for the fans."

Barrera (21-2, 14 KOs), 36, a Cuban defector fighting out of Miami, Florida, is seeking to return from a 12th-round knockout loss suffered at the hands of world titleholder Dmitry Bivol on March 3. His eye is OK now and he is happy to have the fight rescheduled.

"Thanks to Seanie Monaghan for taking this fight," Barrera said. "As always, I'm willing to face the top guys in my division. This is another tough fighter. I look forward to Nov. 3, and I'll give the fans a great show. They will see me start to climb my way back up to facing the very best light heavyweights in the world."

Long Island's Monaghan (29-1, 17 KOs), 37, is looking for his second victory in a row since he suffered his first loss, a first-round knockout to rising contender Marcus Browne in July 2017.

"This fight is do or die for both of us," Monaghan said. "I've been going back and forth with Barrera on Twitter for a couple of years now. This will finally be our chance to settle it in the ring, no more talking."