As the Covid-19/Coronavirus epidemic continues to impact the world, the sport of Boxing has continued to see postponements and cancellations. Over the last week, the Japanese Professional Boxing Commission (JBC) and the Japanese Professional Boxing Association (JPBA) announced an extension of its previous announcement of not staging any professional or amateur Boxing and other combat sports events through the month of May to now cover the month of June. Similarly, promoter Bob Arum of Top Rank Inc has cleared his company’s scheduled events through the month of June.
The Florida Boxing Hall of Fame (FBHOF) has announced that it’s annual induction weekend, which was scheduled to take place during the month of June in Tampa, FL, has been rescheduled to August 21st-23rd, 2020 and will still take place at the Westshore Grand Hotel in Tampa, FL. For more information about the Florida Boxing Hall of Fame please visit: www.floridaboxinghalloffame.com
Although numerous promoters have hinted at the possibility of resuming their respective scheduled events behind closed doors with no crowds, there have been no official announcements as of this writing. There was however, one Boxing card that took place in Managua, Nicaragua on Saturday night at the Polideportivo Alexis Arguello. Fans attending the event observed social distancing guidelines and everyone attending the event were required to wear face masks with the exception of fighters who were competing. It is obviously unclear as to whether this card, which was promoted by former two-division world champion Rosendo Alvarez’ Bufalo Boxing Promotions, will serve as somewhat of a blueprint for the sport as to how events will be staged once things are allowed to resume in various portions of the world.
As has become the norm during this epidemic, we will continue to keep readers updated as to any cancellations/postponements, and rescheduling in condensed-form. Additional Boxing-related content sent to us from promoters and networks for release will continue to be made available.
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