Amid uncertainty regarding the fate of their scheduled summer shows, Matchroom Boxing has issued a statement to clarify a new set of event dates.

The promoters’ proposed Manchester show on July 4 has now been cancelled while events pencilled in for Cardiff and Newcastle have been rescheduled to October 3 and October 17 respectively.

In a statement, Matchroom said: “In line with the latest BBBofC and government guidelines relating to Covid-19, Matchroom Boxing have taken the decision to reschedule their events due to take place in Newcastle on Saturday June 27 and Cardiff on Saturday July 11, while the event taking place at Manchester Arena on Saturday July 4 has been cancelled.

“Subject to the developing situation, Lee Selby’s IBF lightweight title final eliminator against George Kambosos Jr at the Motorpoint Arena Cardiff has been rescheduled to Saturday October 3, while Lewis Ritson’s clash with former world champion Miguel Vazquez at the Utilita Arena Newcastle has been rescheduled to Saturday October 17.  

“Tickets will be valid for the rescheduled dates in Cardiff and Newcastle or refunds will be available from your point of purchase. Tickets for the cancelled Manchester event will be available from your point of purchase.”