WBA - World Boxing Association

05/28/2020 | News release | Distributed by Public on 05/28/2020 15:52

Boxing event in the Dominican Republic has been cancelled

The boxing event that was scheduled to take place on Saturday in the Dominican Republic was cancelled at the last minute following the recommendations of the government of the Caribbean country, according to Shuan Boxing Promotion.

It is very important to respect the political and health authorities in the midst of the Covid-19 situation, so it was decided to follow the indications and suspend the event. Two regional titles of the World Boxing Association (WBA) were going to be at stake, however, we will wait for the right moment to carry out the event.

It is worth mentioning that before the cancellation all the necessary measures had been fulfilled, supported by the safety protocol published by the WBA a few weeks ago. The fighters had already undergone rapid tests of the Covid-19 with negative results, while the venue of the event, the Carlos Teo Cruz Coliseum, had been sanitized.

The WBA supports the decision of the authorities, who know the situation first-hand, and hopes that the boxing card can be set up in the future under the ideal conditions complying with all health measures.