By Sarah Keane • 03 January 2021 • 13:38
ALL British boxing temporarily suspended as Covid infections surge
The Board of Control has made the decision to cancel all British boxing as coronavirus cases continue to surge in the UK and amid fears of the spread of the new mutant strain of Covid, said to be up to 50 per cent more contagious than the original virus. There was only one event scheduled for January, a European welterweight fight between David Avanesyan and Josh Kelly, which has already been postponed twice.
A spokesperson said: “Following the increase in Covid-19 cases in the United Kingdom and the effects such increases has on the NHS and the work of the board medical officers, it has been decided that no tournaments under the jurisdiction of the British Boxing Board of Control will take place in January 2021.
“A further review by the board’s medical panel and stewards will take place later in January in relation to tournaments from February onwards.”
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Former teacher and health services manager with a Degree in English, Sarah moved to Spain from Southern Ireland with her husband, who runs his own car rental business, in 2019. She is now enjoying a completely different pace and quality of life on the Costa Blanca South, with wonderful Spanish and expat friends in Cabo Roig. Sarah began working with Euro Weekly News in 2020 and loves nothing more than bringing all the latest national and international news to her local community.
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