Following the recent developments in the coronavirus pandemic, the British Board of Boxing has suspended all planned matches in the month of January.
in a statement, The British Board of Boxing said: “Following the increase in Covid-19 cases in the United Kingdom and the effects such increases has on the NHS and the work of the board medical officers, it has been decided that no tournaments under the jurisdiction of the British Boxing Board of Control will take place in January 2021.”
“A further review by the board’s medical panel and stewards will take place later in January in relation to tournaments from February onwards.”
The fighters that have been affected by the hold include Lee McGregor, Karim Gierfi, Josh Kelly and David Avanesyan as new dates will need to be rescheduled.
This new development comes as Prime Minister Boris Johnson shared on BBC One’s Andrew Marr Show, where he said: “It may be that we need to do things in the next few weeks that will be tougher in many parts of the country.
I’m fully, fully reconciled to that and I bet the people of this country are reconciled to that because, until the vaccine really comes on stream in a massive way, we’re fighting this virus with the same set of tools.”
Covid-19 is seemingly taking all sports off the table and during a time where most of the UK population are in Tier 4 or Tier 3 lockdown, there is a dying need for entertainment of any kind.
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