Top Rank shows to go ahead with no fans in arena

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Update: It’s now been confirmed that there will be no fans in attendance on Saturday night.  The fight is still set to go ahead however.

[via CBS Sports]

Original Story:

The sporting world is currently facing uncertain times amid the global COVID-19 pandemic, but Bob Arum has said there are no plans “as of now” to cancel upcoming Top Rank events.

Shakur Stevenson is set to defend his featherweight title at the weekend in New York but with many international sporting shows being postponed there are doubts as to whether it will still go ahead as planned.

Arum also spoke of different options available should future fights need rearranging.  “We are day-to-day, devising plans, alternate plans if it’s necessary. We can’t do it for March fights, but in April and beyond, we have a plan to move them to a studio, cut the number of fights from maybe eight to three or four.”

[via Bad Left Hook]
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