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British Boxing Board extends its shutdown of boxing

The board has decided to shut down all boxing under its jurisdiction through April.

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Well, we at BLH are hoping you’re all staying safe out there as it doesn’t seem we’re getting any closer to getting boxing back on track — at least not any time soon. Last week the British Boxing Board of Control took steps to help curb the spread of Coronavirus by mandating that all boxing under its jurisdiction would be canceled until at least early April. Now, per a statement released on social media, the board has extended it’s suspension of boxing activities through the end of that month.

Here is the latest statement released by the British governing board:

“Following further Government and Medical Authorities advice, the British Boxing Board of Control has decided that the suspension of Boxing Tournaments under the BBBofC jurisdiction remains in place until the end of April, when further consideration will be given.

“We will continue to follow Government and Medical Authorities advice and keep the situation under review.”

So it looks like we’re going to have to hunker down for a while and use our imaginations. And if you’re up for that, then you should definitely take some time to catch up with our BLH March Mania as we work our way through Round 1 of the fantasy tournament.

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