Matchroom Boxing will be donating 200 tickets per event for Saturday night events and pay-per-view shows to National Health Service (NHS) workers in the United Kingdom for 12 months after the point boxing resumes its schedule.
“We’ve been thinking about how we can say thank you to the incredible NHS workers that have selflessly helped everybody through this COVID-19 crisis,” Matchroom’s Eddie Hearn said in a release from the company. “They’ve been absolutely amazing and from our side at Matchroom Boxing we are announcing a new scheme for when we get back to our live shows, where we will be giving away 200 tickets to NHS workers for every Saturday Fight Night and PPV show around the country from hopefully this summer forward.
“We can’t thank you enough for all of your support. NHS workers, you have been absolutely incredible, and you are the pride of our country. Stay well everyone, stay safe, stay at home and we’ll get through this soon.”
There’s really no telling right now when boxing will be coming back as normal, with events held with audiences and whatnot, but Matchroom do tentatively have events still on the schedule for May 2 (Whyte-Povetkin), May 9 (Selby-Kambosos), May 23 (Usyk-Chisora), June 20 (Joshua-Pulev), and June 27 (Ritson-Vazquez, which was rescheduled from April 4). In all reality the May events are particularly doubtful at this time, but at some point, boxing will be back, and this is a nice gesture from those at Matchroom.