The British Boxing Board of Control (BBBofC) suspended all boxing in January to allow doctors and medical experts to prioritize their work with the NHS during the Covid-19 pandemic.
The Council confirmed a Sky Sports News on New Year’s Day that the decision had been made due to the Covid-19 pandemic, with doctors and medical experts required to prioritize their work with the NHS.
It means Chris Eubank Jr’s fight against Liam Williams, scheduled for January 29th, will be delayed until February at the earliest.
“Following the advice of the British Boxing Board of Control Medical Panel, boxing tournaments under the jurisdiction of the BBBofC will be suspended for the month of January,” the Board said in a statement.
“A further review by the medical team and stewards will take place ahead of the expected resumption of boxing in February.”
‘Ecstatic’ Fury for Ring Magazine Awards
Tyson Fury is “absolutely ecstatic and overwhelmed” after receiving two awards from The Ring magazine following his thrilling victory over Deontay Wilder.
The British heavyweight star won “Fight of the Year” and “Round of the Year” awards from The Ring Magazine after retaining the WBC title and Ring Magazine belt with a dramatic break from Wilder in October.
Fury got off the canvas twice in the fourth round, while Wilder was landed in the third, tenth and eleventh rounds in Las Vegas.
“I am absolutely delighted and overwhelmed to be recognized once again by Ring Magazine,” said Fury when he accepted the “Fight of the Year” award.
“There are more awards to add to the collection and more plaques to hang on the wall. I am absolutely happy and would like to thank Deontay Wilder because I needed a dance partner to win this award.
“It was a great battle, but not that great for me and Deontay because fights like that take years from your life, but it was an epic battle and a great trilogy. It was definitely worth it.
“There has been a lot of talk about it being one of the best heavyweight fights in years and it was a great thing to be a part of it.”