Matchroom Card In Italy Postponed Due To Coronavirus
Another planned boxing event has been altered due to the coronavirus. in a press release, Matchroom Boxing revealed that the IBF International Super-Middleweight Title fight between champion Daniele Scardina and Andrew Francillette, scheduled for Friday, February 28 has been postponed.
The release explaining in detail the following:
“Following the order from Regione Lombardia on February 23rd 2020, that dictates the suspension of any demonstration, event and any gathering in public or private places – of any kind of nature, either religious, sports, cultural or others – until March 1st, we inform you that the Milano Boxing Night that was due on February 28th is unfortunately
Due to the growing concerns and outbreak of coronavirus – our event this Friday in Milan is postponed and will be rescheduled for new date
❕acquired tickets will remain valid for new date ❕ pic.twitter.com/8HoJljNk7u
— Matchroom Boxing Italy (@Matchroom_IT) February 24, 2020
There has already been two deaths reported in Italy as a result of the virus. According to an update from The Washington Post, there have been over 77,150 people infected with the virus that started in China, with over 2,592 deaths recorded. Italy has since placed restrictions on a number of sporting events, including Serie A football and rugby events.
This is the latest boxing fight to have been cancelled as a result of the virus. WBC World Champion Jose Ramirez’s was scheduled to face Viktor Postol on February 1 in China before the card was scrapped. It is unknown when or where the Scardina-Francillette bout will be rescheduled to.