Boxing in UK to restart in February after January suspension

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The British Boxing Board of Control has said that the sport can resume in the United Kingdom from February.

The board had suspended competitive boxing in January in light of the new coronavirus restrictions put in place by the UK government due to a large rise in Covid-19 infections across the country. 

The pressure put on the National Health Service meant that the board decided to postpone any action so as to free up medical professionals to focus on the pandemic rather than attend boxing fights.

In response, Eddie Hearn had suggested that he would start to schedule fights abroad for his British stable of boxers if the suspension was pushed into February.

— BBBofC (@BBBofCuk) January 11, 2021

On Monday morning the BBBofC confirmed that boxing could restart next month.

Their statement said: "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."

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