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Boxing events in UK extended from five to seven bouts

Published On Tuesday, August 4, 2020By British Boxing News
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British Board extend allowance of fights on future events

The British Boxing Board of Control today announced that from August 10 the maximum number of contests permitted on future  tournaments will be invreased from five to seven bouts.

They added that all other protocols remain in place and will be reviewed again at the end of August.

Boxing returned on July 10 when Brad Foster successfully defended his British and Commonwealth super-bantamweight titles to challenger James Beech Jr, live on BT Sport at their studios in London.

Since that date, Joe Joyce has returned and abruptly ended German heavyweight Michael Wallisch's brave effort in three rounds, and last weekend saw a Queensberry card take place on Friday, July 31, followed by Matchroom's first show back on August 1.

Lyndon Arthur defeated the valiant Dec Spelman last Friday to retain his Commonwealth light-heavyweight title, then Ted Cheeseman and Sam Eggington left it all in the ring on Saturday night, with 'The Big Cheese' just doing enough to outpoint the 'The Savage' to take away his IBF International super-welterweight title.

This weekend sees Terri Harper defend her WBC and IBO World Female titles to Natasha Jonas at Matchroom's Fight Camp in Brentwood. The female headliners are joined by 'The Gentleman' Chris Billam-Smith as he defends his Commonwealth cruiserweight title to unbeaten Nathan Thorley; Anthony Fowler has a must-win fight with former English champion Adam Harper; young lightweight prospect Aqib Fiaz steps up in levels against former Midlands Area titlist Kane Baker; and Hopey Price plans to continue his unbeaten run against winning fighter Jonny Phillips.

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