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Saturday’s Box Azteca telecast from Mexicali, Baja California, Mexico, will feature two-time world title challenger Jose “Chon” Zepeda in a super lightweight bout. So far, boxing in Mexico has continued.
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With boxing shut down in most countries during March and April, the question becomes what about fights in May? The May 2 fights include:

Dillian Whyte vs. Alexander Povetkin
(WBC interim heavyweight title)
Manchester Arena, Manchester, England

Josh Taylor vs. Apinun Khongsong
(WBA/IBF super lightweight titles)
SSE Hydro, Glasgow, Scotland

Still unannounced…
Canelo Alvarez vs. Billy Joe Saunders
(WBA/WBO super middleweight titles)
T-Mobile Arena, Las Vegas
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Boxing promoters have been keenly observing UFC, which has pulled out all the stops to keep their events going despite the current conditions. However, UFC has now cancelled its next three events. “We can’t do it … we have no choice now but to postpone these fights,” UFC chief Dana White told ESPN on Monday. He added that UFC’s April 18 PPV event will go on even if he has to move it out of the country.

Dubois-Joyce/Taylor-Khongsong cancelled
Matchroom cancels all events in March/April

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  • Pretty selfish by Dana White wanting to go through with that event. He’s putting everyone involved with that event in jeopardy of exposure by going somewhere else.

  • Lets not keep pretending the team Fury Glove-gate isnt going on. Theres a case building showing a long history of cheating that has come to the light: PEDs, glove tapering (bare knuckles), bribery, illegal hits (open palm strikes, hitting behind the head, on the break). His sparing partners showed tampered gloves, showing he’s willing to hurt his gym mates to practice cheating. 40+ lbs weight advantage wasn’t enough for him.You guys went nuts about the Wilder costume excuse but silent now? To not mention it here when theres nothing else going on says somebody obviously has the protection.

    • I saw Youtube is full of vids on this issue about the gloves. Some of the vids even claim other fighters raise awareness and concern over the “floppy” glove syndrome. I am curious, but has any of the boxing governing bodies dug into this?

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