South London fighters won’t be in action in January as British Boxing Board of Control suspend bouts in January

South London fighters will not be in action until at least February – with the British Boxing Board of Control suspending any bouts taking place due to the increase in Covid-19 cases.

Brixton heavyweight Dillian Whyte had provisionally been pencilled in to rematch Alexander Povetkin at the end of this month – until the Russian contracted the virus.

The BBBoC issued a statement today.

It said: “Following the increase in Covid-19 cases in the UK and the effects such increases has on the NHS and the work of the board medical officers, it has been decided that no tournaments under the jurisdiction of the British Boxing Board of Control will take place in January 2021.

“A further review by the board’s medical panel and stewards will take place later in January in relation to tournaments from February onwards.”

 


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