ONE Championship: King of the Jungle which is scheduled to take place inside the Singapore Indoor Stadium on February 28, 2020 will be held as a closed event due to the coronavirus outbreak.
The announcement was made by ONE championship founder and CEO Chatri Sityodtong through his social media channels. He noted that the refunds will be processed for everyone that brought a ticket to the event. It was also noted that the event will be broadcasted across the world as scheduled.
You can see the complete statement from Chatri Sityodtong below.
“In light of the coronavirus situation in Singapore, I have made the decision to convert ONE: King of the Jungle on February 28 into a closed event for broadcast only. The Singapore Indoor Stadium will not be open to the general public, but the event will proceed behind closed doors as scheduled live on all TV and digital platforms across 150+ countries around the world. If you purchased tickets to attend the event at the Singapore Indoor Stadium, you will receive a full refund. Catch the event live on TV from the comfort of your home on February 28!
My team and I had the option to cancel the event altogether, but we chose not to cancel it. More than ever, the world needs hope and strength right now. Our heroes are prepared to inspire you with the greatest performances of their lives on February 28. We are here to give all of our fans around the world another magical night to celebrate the best of humanity. At ONE Championship, our mission since Day 1 has been to unleash real-life superheroes who ignite the world with hope, strength, dreams, and inspiration.
Let us unite as a country and let us show strength as a continent to conquer this coronavirus. Let us celebrate what makes us special, what makes us strong, what makes us human. A ship is not made to sit in the calm waters of a harbor. It is made to conquer the rough seas in search of new horizons. With love, compassion, and resilience, we will get through these tough times together. Majulah Singapura! Jiayou China! #WeAreONE”
ONE Championship King of the Jungle will feature the return of India’s Ritu Phogat as she will be fighting China’s Wu Chiao Chen. She had earlier secured a first-round TKO win in her debut by defeating Nam Hee Kim of South Korea.
In the main event, two-sport ONE World Champion Stamp Fairtex of Thailand will defend her ONE Atomweight Kickboxing World Title against Janet “J.T.” Todd of the United States.