One of the largest boxing events brands is continuing the cessation of operations.
Premier Boxing Champions is home to Deontay Wilder, Shawn Porter, Manny Pacquiao, Errol Spence and more. They announced that they are staying closed through May 2020.
“We will reschedule the postponed events at a later date once it becomes safe to do so,” said Tom Brown, President of TGB Promotions, who handles the promotion for most PBC events.
“Now is the time for everyone to do everything they can to stop the spread of the pandemic and take care of your loved ones and your neighbors.”
All of the Premier Boxing Champions events scheduled for May will be postponed. PBC is adhering to the recommendations for fighting the COVID-19 pandemic made by the Centers for Disease Control (CDC).
So far all boxing promoters have ceased operations. From Top Rank, Golden Boy Promotions, Mayweather Promotions, and Matchroom, the squared circle has been quiet.
Only one combat sports promoter, UFC President Dana White, is bold enough to try to make a fight happen. The mixed martial arts honcho is focused on making the UFC 249 battle between Khabib Nurmagomedov and Tony Ferguson a reality.
The fight was scheduled for April 18th at the Barclays Center. The venue had to be switched since New York State Governor Mario Cuomo issued a ban on large scale events.
No word on what new location the fight will potentially happen at.