Matchroom Boxing has announced that its upcoming show in Maryland next month has been called off.
The card, originally scheduled for April 17 at the MGM National Harbor in Oxon Hill, was supposed to be Matchroom's next event in the United States and be streamed on DAZN but that card is no longer happening. In the main event, former world champions Regis Prograis and Maurice Hooker were set to square off in a 143-pound catchweight.
The decision is a fairly recent one as Fightful had previously reached out to Matchroom Boxing late last week about the status of the show and was told that no decision had been made at this time.
In addition to Prograis vs. Hooker, the show was supposed to also feature undisputed welterweight champion Cecilia Braekhus defending her title against unified junior welterweight champion Jessica McCaskill.
Premier Boxing Champions has also come out and announced that all of its upcoming fight cards in March and April are canceled. One of the fight cards was going to be WBC super middleweight champion David Benavidez defending his title against Roamer Alexis Angulo in the main event of a Showtime card on April 18.
Due to the growing concerns over COVID-19, Premier Boxing Champions scheduled events for March and April have been cancelled and will be rescheduled for a later date.
At this time there's no information regarding future shows.
"The health and safety of the boxers, fans and those working the events are of utmost importance to us," said Tom Brown, President of TGB Promotions and lead promoter for the cancelled shows. "We are all disappointed and as we get more information we will address future events.''