Coronavirus puts March 28 British title bout between Shakan Pitters and Chas Sugden in ‘serious jeopardy’

THE British light-heavyweight title fight between Shakan Pitters and Chas Sugden on March 28, set to be broadcast live on Channel 5, is under threat from the coronavirus according to the show’s promoter, Mick Hennessy.

“When I woke up this morning [Friday, March 13] an announcement from the government [that would result in the show being postponed] seemed imminent,” Hennessy told Boxing News. “With the way everything is going, we can’t be far off that now.

“We are keeping a very close eye on it and we’re speaking to the broadcaster every day. We’re all of the same opinion that the safety of all involved, not least the public, has to be paramount. In that regard, if the postponement comes, we hope it’s sooner rather than later.”

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