With all that has gone on around the world due to the coronavirus, fights have taken a backseat for humanity. Eddie Hearn of Matchroom Boxing is looking to reward those who are working hard to keep the world safe and healthy.
Matchroom will be donating 200 tickets per event to workers of the National Health Service (NHS) based in the United Kingdom. The planned ticket deal will last for a full year.
“We’ve been thinking about how we can say thank you to the incredible NHS workers that have selflessly helped everybody through this COVID-19 crisis,” Hearn stated in the above video and via press release.
“They’ve been absolutely amazing and from our side at Matchroom Boxing we are announcing a new scheme for when we get back to our live shows where we will be giving away 200 tickets to NHS workers for every Saturday Fight Night and PPV show around the country from hopefully this summer forward.
“We can’t thank you enough for all of your support. NHS workers, you have been absolutely incredible, and you are the pride of our country. Stay well everyone, stay safe, stay at home and we’ll get through this soon.”
A number of events in the combat sports world, especially when it comes to Matchroom Boxing, have been postponed due to the pandemic. Whenever things get back to a sense of normalcy, the NHS workers will be able to enjoy fights like Anthony Joshua v. Kubrat Pulev, Amanda Serrano v. Katie Taylor, Oleksandr Usyk v. Derek Chisora and much more.
A number of sports entities have helped out the NHS. Amir Khan just offered his 60,000 square foot wedding venue in Bolton, estimated at about £5 million, to those in need of help.