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British boxing postponed throughout January amid rising coronavirus cases

British boxing has been postponed throughout January due to rising coronavirus cases. 

Josh Kelly’s European welterweight fight against David Avanesyan, which was set to place on January 30, will now have to be rescheduled for a third time. 

A statement from the British Boxing Board of Control read: ‘Following the increase in Covid-19 cases in the United Kingdom and the effects such increases has on the NHS and the work of the Board Medical Officers, it has been decided that no tournaments under the jurisdiction of the British Boxing Board of Control will take place in January 2021.

‘A further review by the Board’s Medical Panel and Stewards will take place later in January in relation to tournaments from February onwards.’

On Saturday Britain recorded more than 50,000 Covid-19 cases for the fifth day in a row.

57,725 people tested positive over a 24-hour period, bringing the total amount of people who have had the disease in the United Kingdom to 2,599,789. 

There were 445 deaths from coronavirus announced on Saturday, taking the official overall count to 74,570. In total, 90,000 people have died with Covid-19 written on their death certificate. 

Source: | This article originally belongs to Dailymail.co.uk

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