The undisputed middleweight title conflict between Claressa Shields and Savannah Marshall has been postponed, in gentle of the passing of Queen Elizabeth II at 96.
Shields and Marshall have been set to satisfy in a highly-anticipated showdown on the high of an all-female card on the O2 Enviornment on Saturday, which additionally included an eagerly-awaited tremendous featherweight unification conflict between Mikaela Mayer and Alycia Baumgardner, dwell on Sky Sports activities within the UK and Eire and on ESPN within the USA.
Nevertheless, with the UK coming into a interval of nationwide mourning following the passing of Queen Elizabeth II on Thursday – Britain’s longest-reigning monarch – the British Boxing Board of Management (BBBofC) confirmed simply after 14.00pm native time that every one exhibits this weekend have been postponed.
BOXXER launched an announcement shortly afterwards revealing that the present has been provisionally rescheduled for October 15 on the O2 Enviornment.
The assertion learn: “As a mark of respect following the passing of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, the British Boxing Board of Management has made the choice to postpone Saturday’s occasion, BOXXER: Legacy – Shields vs Marshall.
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“Our honest ideas are with His Majesty King Charles III and the Royal Household throughout this profoundly sombre time.
“We’re working with all events to provisionally reschedule for Saturday, fifteenth October, at The O2 in London.”
Earlier on Friday, the BBBofC introduced that that they had postponed all tournaments scheduled to happen on Friday, which included a present at York Corridor and a invoice in Glasgow.
Shields and Marshall had concluded a press convention in London on Thursday hours earlier than information broke of the passing of Queen Elizabeth II.
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BOXXER, one in every of 4 promoters concerned in Saturday’s present, launched an announcement afterward Thursday to substantiate that Friday’s weigh-in could be staged behind closed doorways and wouldn’t be open to the general public or media members.
Though an official announcement on the standing of the present they mentioned could be made following “comfort with related authorities and sports activities sector our bodies.”
All English and Scottish soccer video games set to happen over the weekend have been postponed on Friday, while the British Horse Racing Authority confirmed that racing scheduled to happen on Friday and Saturday had been cancelled.
BOXXER promoter, Ben Shalom mentioned: “That is an unprecedented second in our historical past and our honest ideas are primarily with the Royal Household and the nation presently. Out of respect, the British Boxing Board of Management has determined to postpone Saturday’s present.
“A provisional date for Saturday, fifteenth October at The O2 is being labored on by all events to stage this distinctive and iconic night time of celebration for ladies’s sport at a extra applicable time.”
Adam Smith, Head of Boxing Growth at Sky Sports activities, mentioned: “All of our ideas at Sky Sports activities Boxing are with the Royal Household presently.
“As a lot as we have been all wanting ahead to witnessing this historic sporting spectacle this weekend, it’s completely proper to respectfully reschedule the present for October fifteenth.”