When will boxing return to the fighting business, and will there be consequences?
This question is very hard to answer since gyms were closed down for a long period of time and boxers could not keep up with their daily routines or fight, amateurs and professionals.
Now, the only ones who are starting to take action are professional fighters who are on their way to win important titles and want to keep their legacy alive.
An article from Forbes mentioned that the MGM Grand in Las Vegas, Nevada, is planning on opening its doors to the competitive world of boxing once again. Although serious precautions are going to be taken, they will test all fighters and make them stay in assigned rooms until they receive the results.
It will be hard to accomplish. The article even mentioned a case where one of the fighters got tested positive. “Boxer Mikaela Mayer, who was a 2016 U.S. Olympian and scheduled to fight Tuesday, announced Sunday on social media that she tested positive for coronavirus and was off the card. She was asymptomatic”, said Badenhausen (the article writer). It will be hard to detect the virus as not all people show direct signs of having the symptoms such as Mayer.
There will be limited audience in order to prevent contamination or spread which will make the fight seem more than a sparring session in the eyes of the fighters.
Badenhausen mentions that the only ones who will have paper-view fights will be prestigious boxers. “But he doesn’t see any big pay-per-view events, featuring stars like Canelo Alvarez or Anthony Joshua, until at least the end of 2020. ”
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