Corona Virus KO's Boxing Events
In wake of the recent coronavirus pandemic, and to ensure the health and safety of boxing fans and personnel. The California State Athletic Commission (CSAC) has canceled all combat sports events through the end of March, per executive officer Andy Foster. Other major cities and state athletic commissions also cancelled their events.
Upcoming Shows this weekend taking place included Shakur Stevenson vs. Miguel Marriaga in New Jersey and Michael Conlan vs. Preciado St. Patricks Day in New York both were to be televised on ESPN.
Local Southern California cards postponed taking place this weekend included Thompson Boxing Promotions private event in Orange and Roy Englebrecht Promotions at Hawaiian Gardens Casino. Later this month Golden Boy Promotions March 19 card at the Avalon in Hollywood and March 28 Vergil Ortiz vs. Sammy Vargas at the Forum. March 29th, 360 Promotions Card at Avalon in Hollywood has also been cancelled.
Below are Statements From Oscar De La Hoya
This morning, we were informed by the California State Athletic Commission that all combative sports events have been cancelled for the month of March due to concerns regarding COVID-19,” said Oscar De La Hoya, Chairman and CEO of Golden Boy. “Therefore, our March 19 and March 28 events, which were scheduled at Avalon Hollywood and the Forum respectively, have officially been postponed. We will work with state and local officials as well as our venue and broadcast partners to determine the best course of action with respect to these and other upcoming events, both in California and elsewhere.”
“The health and safety of our fighters, fans, employees, officials and partners is of the utmost importance to us, and we thank them for their support and understanding during this time. We will communicate further plans when the time is appropriate.”