British boxing chiefs issue guidelines for returning to the ring
LONDON: Boxers fighting in Britain should wear masks during ring walks and be banned from using a bucket of saliva under proposals to allow the resumption of the sport, it was reported on Wednesday.
Boxing Authorities are reportedly preparing for a restart in July after the coronavirus to turn off.
The BBC said that a consultation document sent to the promoters proposed that the boxing cards would be held behind closed doors with a maximum of five bouts and not championship contests.
Boxers would be allowed to box without a mask, but referees and corner staff would be forced to wear them.
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British heavyweight Dillian Whyte you must fight the former world champion Alexander Povetkin in Manchester on July 4th.
British light heavyweight Anthony Yarde , who has lost his father and grandmother to coronavirus, is due to take on compatriot Lyndon Arthur in London on July 11.