Friday, September 9, 2022

Women's World Championship Unification Doubleheader Postponed Following The Passing Of Queen Elizabeth II


Following the passing of Queen Elizabeth II on Thursday, September 8, 2022, it has been announced that Saturday’s scheduled all Women’s Boxing card, which was to be headlined by two world championship unification bouts featuring Claressa Shields vs Savannah Marshall for the Undisputed Middleweight championship of the world and Mikaela Mayer and Alycia Baumgardner in a Jr. Lightweight unification bout, that was to take place at the O2 Arena in London, England has been postponed as the United Kingdom begins a period of mourning. The announcement follows postponements of several events that were to have taken place throughout the United Kingdom including several Football (Soccer) league matches, the postponement of a PGA Golf tournament, among other events.  


Prior to the announcement on Friday, it had been announced by Boxxer, the promotional company behind the card had intended to hold a private weigh-in for the event. The British Boxing Board of Control (BBBofC) however, released a statement early on Friday saying that it as a mark of respect following the passing of her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II that competition that had been scheduled for Friday, September 9th had been suspended, but said that decisions regarding competition scheduled for the remainder of the weekend would be made following a review of official mourning guidance and consultation with relevant parties and other sports.  

It has also been announced that the entire card that was scheduled to take place at the O2 Arena will be tentatively rescheduled for October 15th at the same venue. We will keep readers updated on any developments as they become available. 


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