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Will We See British Boxing Taken Overseas?

Eddie Hearn has warned that he will take events overseas after British boxing has been suspended.

Last week the British Boxing Board of Control cancelled all events that were due to take place in January because coronavirus has spiralled out of control. Only the one major show that was scheduled for this month has been cancelled and that was David Avanesyan Vs Josh Kelly, this was for the European Welterweight belt on the 30th January.

This is the third time the fight will have to be moved as Great Britain tries to get the virus under control.

The BBBofC issued a statement saying “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.”

So what now? Well Eddie Hearn will be looking and trying to reschedule Josh Kelly’s showdown with Avanesyan but has warned that he will take events overseas if the UK extends the suspension.

In a tweet Eddie said “Seen the statement from the BBBofC that January shows will be postponed in the UK”.

“Boxing for us will now restart early Feb. Hopefully that will be in the UK but we will proceed regardless, safely and by any means necessary”.

“To the fighters out there, stay ready!”.

A fan tweeted Eddie and asked if that directly meant rescheduling existing fights to foreign locations.

“Whatever it takes” was the reply.