Covid-19 Halts Boxing In California For March – De La Hoya Statement
STATEMENT FROM OSCAR DE LA HOYA ON SUSPENSION OF COMBATIVE SPORTS EVENTS IN CALIFORNIA
“This morning, we were informed by the California State Athletic Commission that all combative sports events have been cancelled for the month of March due to concerns regarding COVID-19,” said Oscar De La Hoya, Chairman and CEO of Golden Boy. “Therefore, our March 19 and March 28 events, which were scheduled at Avalon Hollywood and the Forum respectively, have officially been postponed. We will work with state and local officials as well as our venue and broadcast partners to determine the best course of action with respect to these and other upcoming events, both in California and elsewhere.”
“The health and safety of our fighters, fans, employees, officials and partners is of the utmost importance to us, and we thank them for their support and understanding during this time. We will communicate further plans when the time is appropriate.”
Note: For those who have already purchased tickets to the events, refunds will be made available at the original point of purchase. If tickets were purchased online, refunds will be processed automatically.
Murphys Boxing 5th Annual St. Patrick’s Day Clash Canceled Due To Growing Coronavirus Concerns
Murphys Boxing has announced that their 5th Annual St. Patrick’s Day Clash which was scheduled to take place this Saturday, March 14th at the House of Blues in Boston has been canceled due to growing concerns over the coronavirus.
“We’re obviously beyond disappointed for the fighters who have trained so hard and our fans that travel from all over to the world to experience a Murphys Boxing event in Boston on St. Patrick’s Day Weekend but everyone’s safety and health is of the upmost importance.”, explains, Murphys Boxing founder and Dropkick Murphys frontman, Ken Casey
“I spoke directly with Governor Baker and we agreed it was the right decision to join several other sporting events and teams during this state of emergency and cancel our annual St. Patrick’s Day Clash. We at Murphys Boxing love you all and wish everyone good health and safety over St. Patrick’s Day Weekend and beyond.”
Refunds for tickets purchased at House of Blues box office can be obtained at point of purchase. For more information on online refunds please call Ticketmaster Customer Service at 1-800-653-8000. If tickets were purchased directly from a fighter, please contact them for a refund.
HENNESSY SPORTS STATEMENT – CORONAVIRUS (COVID 19)
London, UK (17 March 2020) Hennessy Sports has today postponed for the foreseeable future its forthcoming events following a directive from the British Boxing Board of Control that all tournaments under it’s jurisdiction are cancelled after the announcement by the Prime Minister yesterday on the Coronavirus (Covid-19).
The two scheduled events affected are:
Saturday 28th March at the Coventry Skydome headlined by Shakan Pitters versus Chad Sugden for the British Light-Heavyweight Championship
Saturday 25th April at the National Sports Centre, Crystal Palace, headline by Samir Ziani versus Alex Dilmaghani for the European Super-Featherweight Championship
Promoter Mick Hennessy will reschedule the events at the safest and earliest opportunity subject to the BBBofC, government and medical advice and conditions at the time.
Hennessy said, “The outbreak of Covid-19 is an unprecedented situation affecting everyone around the world. Above all, the health and welfare of the boxers, staff, event contractors and fans is our priority and we have taken this action following direction from the BBBofC and the government,”
“We are closely liaising with the Board, our broadcaster, managers, boxers and sponsors to reschedule both events when it is safe to do so.”
Full ticket refunds are available for both events. To obtain a refund, please refer to your original point of purchase.
“Fight Night In Framingham” POSTPONED
FRAMINGHAM, Mass. (March 13, 2020) — “Fight Night In Framingham”, scheduled to be held (Mar. 20) at Sheraton Framingham Hotel in Framingham, Massachusetts, has been postponed indefinitely due to growing safety and health concerns associated with the COVID-19 Coronavirus pandemic.
“We had been working with the venue very closely to insure the best possible controlled environment,” Shearns Boxing Promotions president Chuck Shearns explained, “but at this point the right thing to do is to take no chances. Health and safety are our top priorities. We have followed suit with other promoters and indefinitely postponed this event.
“This is truly a postponement for Shearns Boxing. Our intent is to reschedule this event, the first pro boxing event ever held in Framingham, as soon as there are no health issues and all restrictions are lifted, along with state sanctioning, of course, and venue availability.”
All tickets sold in advance may be refunded at point of purchase, either online at EverBrite.com, or through the individual fighters.
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