With things chainring daily due to the coronavirus, news comes out daily. Today, Matchroom Boxing has announced that they are postponing all their fights through May in cooperation with the UK government and the British Boxing Board of Council guidelines.
Fights affected by the postponement are Dillian Whyte versus Alexander Povetkin in May 2nd, Lee Selby versus George Kambosos on May 9th, and Oleksandr Usyk versus Derek Chisora on May 23rd.
Whyte and Povetkin were set to fight for the interim WBC World Heavyweight title. The bout has been rescheduled to July 4th. Selby and Kambosos were fighting for the IBF World Final Title Eliminator and have also been rescheduled for July 11th.
Unfortunately, Usyk and Chisora has not had a date set just yet. Matchroom Boxing is working hard to find an acceptable date for both parties.
“The health and safety of the boxers, staff, event contractors and fans involved with our events remains the top priority for Matchroom Boxing and we thank everyone for their understanding,” said the promoters in a press release.”
Matchroom intends to play future cards out by ear if they’ll continue or be postponed as well.
Matchroom Boxing Working To Protect People
Matchroom Boxing is working very closely with all the governing bodies to be as effective as possible with preventing spread of the virus. While they haven’t canceled all events yet, they are holding out to make sure they can return as soon as things clear up.
Matchroom announced this weekend that once things are clear, they will be donating up to 200 tickets for fight events for an entire year to NHS workers for their help during the COVID-19 crisis. When that will happens, remains to be seen, but it will be for sure after May.
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