Boxing Suspended In UK For January Over Surging Covid Cases

Big fights that were scheduled to go down in the United Kingdom this January will have to wait a bit until the coronavirus cases come down a notch.

The virus outbreak has forced the authorities to ban boxing in the country for a month.

Doctors and other medical experts involved in the sport will be called up at medical facilities for extra help. So far, the situation has led to building temporary “surge hub” hospital expansions in at least eight hospitals across England.

In a recent announcement, the British Boxing Board of Control confirmed that boxing-related events will resume once the authorities deem it fit after a review of the cases. This means that the sport may not continue after January if cases continue to rise as they have in the past week.

One of the major fights affected by the ban is a middleweight showdown between Chris Eubank Jr and Liam Williams. They were previously scheduled to fight on January 29 in Cardiff, Wales.

Danny Jacobs and John Ryder are set to put on a show in London on February 12.

Kell Brook and Amir Khan are also in line to face each other on February 19 in Manchester. If the suspension goes on to February, fans could miss out on two more big fights.

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