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.”


Please support your local paper by making a donation



Please make cheques payable to “MSI Media Limited” and send by post to South London Press, Unit 112, 160 Bromley Road, Catford, London SE6 2NZ

Housing Secretary Robert Jenrick has encouraged everyone in the country who can afford to do so to buy a newspaper, and told the Downing Street press briefing recently: “A free country needs a free press, and the newspapers of our country are under significant financial pressure”.

So if you have enjoyed reading this story, and if you can afford to do so, we would be so grateful if you can buy our newspaper or make a donation, which will allow us to continue to bring stories like this one to you both in print and online.

Everyone at the South London Press thanks you for your continued support.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *