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Conor Benn positive for COVID-19, Xu Can vs Leigh Wood moved up to main event for Fight Camp

Benn is obviously out of Saturday’s fight with Adrian Granados.

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Scott Christ is the managing editor of Bad Left Hook and has been covering boxing for SB Nation since 2006.

Saturday’s Matchroom Fight Camp return will go on, but not quite as scheduled.

Conor Benn has tested positive for COVID-19, and obviously his main event fight with Adrian Granados is off the show, with Xu Can’s defense of the WBA featherweight title against Leigh Wood bumped up to the top slot.

“I have made sure during this camp that we have taken the correct precautions and abided by the highest health and safety measures to avoid this unfortunate circumstances, but with the virus still being extremely active, this is out of my control,” Benn wrote on Instagram.

He said he will work with everyone to rescheduled the fight with Granados.

“Luckily, it’s a stacked card from to bottom,” Eddie Hearn said in a video update, noting that Avni Yildirim’s fight with Jack Cullen will now be bumped from the “Before the Bell” stream to the main card on DAZN, which begins at 2 pm ET on Saturday.

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