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British Boxing Board of Control lift ban in February

Published On Monday, January 11, 2021By British Boxing News
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Boxing to return in the UK in February

The British Boxing Board of Control released the following statement on January 11:

"The British Boxing Board of Control will be resuming Boxing tournaments under its jurisdiction in the middle of February, dates and venues to be confirmed in due course."

One week ago, the Board banned all contests under its jurisdiction during January for safety reasons due to the alarming rise in COVID-19 cases.

It unfortunately meant that the scheduled European bantamweight title clash between challenger Lee McGregor and champion Karim Guerfi was cancelled.

It also saw the eagerly-anticipated European welterweight showdown between champ David Avanesyan and highly-rated challenger Josh Kelly postponed yet again. They were due to clash on an event scheduled to take place on Saturday, January 30.

Reaction from some boxing fans was a feeling that the ban was somewhat arbitrary, and it was also noted that it had coincided with Matchroom Boxing moving their schedule overseas.

MTK Global Vice-President Jamie Conlan recently revealed that he and his team were working hard behind the scenes on a contingency plan to reschedule their cancelled shows, so fight fans will be happy to hear of new fight dates being arranged soon.

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