BBBofC: No boxing in the UK in January

Following a ruling from the British Boxing Board of Control (BBBofC), the MTK Fight Night event on January 22 featuring Lee McGregor’s EBU 118lbs title challenge against Karim Guerfi and the grudge match between Josh Kelly and European 147lbs king David Avanesyan on January 30 have been postponed due to the escalating Covid-19 Pandemic.

In a statement, the BBBofC 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.”

MTK Global and Matchroom said they hope to reschedule both events as soon as possible.