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British Boxing Board of Control extends its boxing suspension through May

Two more major fights for Eddie Hearn have now been officially postponed.

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Wil Esco is an assistant editor of Bad Left Hook and has been covering boxing for SB Nation since 2014.

As the world continues to struggle to get a firm handle on this coronavirus business, the British Boxing Board of Control has once again moved to extend its suspension of all boxing activities under its jurisdiction.

A couple of weeks ago the board had taken steps to cancel all British boxing events until early April. Then last week the board then extended their suspension through the month. And now they’ve extended that ban at least another full month, canceling all events through May.

“The British Boxing Board of Control has further extended its suspension of Boxing Tournaments under its jurisdiction for the month of May. We will continue to follow the Government and Medical Authorities advice and keep the situation under review and when possible explore all options available to find a way of lifting the suspension when conditions permit.”

While this was always going to be a very real possibility, this formal announcement now means that a May 2nd fight between Dillian Whyte and Alexander Povetkin is now on hold right alongside a scheduled May 23 card headline by Oleksandr Usyk and Dereck Chisora.

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