Usyk vs Chisora as well as Dillian Whyte’s hotly-anticipated heavyweight bout with Alexander Povetkin has been postponed until July 4 after all British boxing events in May were called off amid the coronavirus pandemic.
The British Boxing Board of Control initially announced that all events were cancelled until April, but on Monday They exposed the expansion of the suspension of all the shows under its auspices.
At Manchester Arena, Russian veteran Povetkin was due to face Whyte on May 2, where Irish professional boxer Katie Taylor would have given her status as undisputed championship (Lightweight) on the line against Puerto Rican professional boxer Amanda Serrano.
However, it is announced by Matchroom that the bill is now going to go ahead on the 1st weekend in July at the same venue and that’s the subject to the developing situation.
Fight between Lee Selby vs George Kambosos Jr on May 9 at the Motorpoint Arena Cardiff has been put back to July 11.
In the meantime, battle between Usyk vs Chisora confirmed by Matchroom that it is attempting to rearrange for another heavyweight bout-which was actually slated at London’s O2 Arena on May 23 after that too was postponed.
Matchroom said tickets already bought for the new dates which will be still valid while the matter of refunds will be made available from the point of purchase.
Talking with talkSport this Monday, Matchroom supremo Eddie Hearn told that he was in the dark over when boxing fight would come back and conceded he doesn’t hope Anthony Joshua’s next bout to occur in June.
Joshua, the WBO, WBA, and IBF world heavyweight champion, is due to protect his titles against Kubrat Pulev at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium on June 20.
But Hearn feels 25th July is much more realistic date for that fight to occur, although accepts even that may be very soon for boxing to return with the UK in lockdown and there is no sign of when it will going to end.