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British Boxing board announces ban on boxers from Russia and Belarus

LockerRoom Team
Calendar Icon15 March 2022

The British Boxing Board of Control (BBBofC) has noted that it would not allow boxers from Russia and Belarus to fight in Britain due to the ongoing conflict between Russia and Ukraine.

"Please note, the British Boxing Board of Control will not permit Boxers registered/licensed by the Russian Boxing Federation or Belarussian Federation of Professional Boxing to compete in the United Kingdom under the jurisdiction of the BBBofC at this time,” a statement from the board read.

Currently, no professional boxers from Russia or Ukraine are scheduled to fight in Britain. However, Russian Light-Heavyweight champion Dmitry Bivol is set to fight Saul "Canelo" Alvarez in May in Las Vegas and the fights have already faced calls for cancellations.

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Elsewhere, Ukrainian boxing superstars like Wladimir Klitschko, Vasiliy Lomachenko, and Vitali Klitschko have joined Ukraine’s forces to fight the invasion against Russia.

A long list of sporting sanctions has been placed on Russia. Recently, the International Judo Federation had asked Russian athletes to compete under a neutral flag and had taken away all the positions that were given to Russian president Vladimir Putin.

In response to this, Russia decided not to send any of its athletes to International Judo events and cited ‘safety’ as the reason for the same.

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ONE Championship, meanwhile, decided not to have Russian fighters on its upcoming cards in Singapore but added that they will be paying show money for the fighters whose fight was cancelled.

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