09
Apr
2020

Prograis vs Hooker the first big Matchroom victim of coronavirus, more to follow

RINGSIDE 16/03/2020
Regis Prograis vs Maurice Hooker

📷 Ed Mulholland

Despite hopes to keep his schedule intact, promoter Eddie Hearn is beginning to admit defeat to coronavirus.

In a statement on Monday, Hearn’s New York-based portion his company released details on the postponement/

They said: “Matchroom Boxing USA’s event at MGM National Harbor in Oxon Hill, Maryland on Friday April 17 has been cancelled due to the COVID-19 outbreak.

“Former World Super-Lightweight champions Regis Prograis and Maurice Hooker were due to meet in Maryland along with undisputed World Welterweight champion Cecilia Brækhus defending her titles against Jessica McCaskill.

“Croatian Heavyweight Filip Hrgović was also set to take on Jerry Forrest and Olympic gold medal man Daniyar Yeleussinov had his sights set on former unified World champion Julius Indongo.

“Matchroom Boxing USA is exploring alternative options around staging the event, including on a rescheduled date.

“Fans should visit their point of sale for ticket refunds.”

This won’t be the first rescheduling of the Matchroom/DAZN calendar as every show right up to Anthony Joshua vs Kubrat Pulev is under threat due to COVID-19.