WBC Welterweight Tournament Delayed
The upcoming Jose Sulaiman WBC world welterweight invitational tournament, has been postponed due to visa issues.
The tournament, which was set to commence on August 25th in Toronto, Candaa, was postponed by promoters The Real Deal Boxing and Lee Baxter Promotions, in a statement released Wednesday.
“We were forced to make the very difficult decision today to postpone the event due to learning that, despite our best efforts, several of the tournament’s international fighters would not be granted visas to enter Canada.”, explained Eric Bentley, COO of The Real Deal Boxing.
“While we worked tirelessly to resolve the issue down to the last possible minute, and we could have made arrangements to move forward with revised tournament bouts, it was very important to us that the 4 semi-finalists, Van Heerden, Lawson, Solomon and Santana, not lose the opportunity they rightfully earned by winning in the quarter-finals due to issues out of their control.”
“We look forward to announcing the date and location of the rescheduled event in the coming weeks and we sincerely thank the boxing fans of Toronto for their support and their understanding of what was a necessary but very difficult decision for The Real Deal Boxing and our partners at Lee Baxter Promotions to make, especially considering the support the city has shown the event.”
A new date and location for the semi-final round will be announced within the coming days.
Press Release: Boxing Scene