It has been announced that due to COVID-19’s latest omicron variant that has been spreading throughout the world that the British Boxing Board of Control (BBBofC) has suspended all Boxing cards throughout the month of January throughout the United Kingdom and Ireland. What this does mean is the scheduled January 29th card featuring a Women’s World Middleweight championship bout between undefeated world champion Claressa Shields and Ema Kozin, as well as a Middleweight bout between former IBO Super-Middleweight world champion Chris Eubank Jr. and Liam Williams that was one of the marquee events on the schedule for January 2022, which was due to co-headline a pay-per-view event here in the United States from Cardiff, Wales, that was already rescheduled from it’s original December 11th date, has been postponed again. As of this writing, there is no word on whether the card will be attempted to be rescheduled beyond the BBBofC’s January pause.
This however, does not have any impacts on tonight’s scheduled pay-per-view card here in the United States, which will take place at the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel and Casino in Hollywood, FL, which will be headlined by a Heavyweight bout between former IBF Heavyweight world champion Charles Martin and former multi-time world title challenger Luis Ortiz. There has been one replacement opponent on the undercard of the Heavyweight-themed pay-per-view, that will see veteran Christian Hammer step in on short notice to replace Carlos Negron, in a bout against undefeated prospect Frank Sanchez. Negron, was forced to withdraw from the fight earlier in the week due to testing positive for the COVID-19 virus. As of this writing, the card, which can be seen in the United States on Fox Sports Pay-Per-View and FITE, will take place as scheduled.
We will however, keep readers updated on any COVID-19 related postponements/cancellations throughout the world as we learn of them. Stay tuned.
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