UK Boxing To Resume Back In February
February is looking like the potential restart date to resume boxing activities in the United Kingdom.
Ron Lewis over at Boxingscene reported that the British Boxing Board of Control (BBBoC), is a meeting with the Board’s medical committee that will take place this evening (Wednesday) to formally agree that boxing will get the go-ahead to recommence on February 1.
Boxing in the United Kingdom was scrapped in January as the coronavirus cases surged to the level of global concern again. One of the first fights that suffered these effects was the long awaited return of Chris Eubank Jr. who will headline against Liam Williams on February 5 in Cardiff, Wales. Claressa Shields was slated as well to be on that same card as she makes her return back to the sweet science after a run at the latest MMA PFL tournament.
“The last thing we want is to have to tell a promoter his show is canceled on the morning of a fight because we haven’t got enough officials or doctors,” Robert Smith, the general secretary of the BBBoC said. “We cannot afford to be doing that.
“We had a large number of cases in December. We had fighters pulling out of fights at late notice, we had officials going down with it. January is always a quiet month. It is in reality a suspension for two weeks, rather than a month because no shows were planned for the first two weeks of January anyway.”