Covid: Kingry-Campbell postponed

Golden Boy Promotions has announced that the much anticipated December 5 lightweight showdown between Ryan “Kingry” Garcia and Luke Campbell has been postponed after Campbell tested positive test for COVID-19. The new date will be announced shortly.

Campbell’s promoter Eddie Hearn confirmed it on social media. “Unfortunately Luke Campbell tested positive for Covid 19. He has completed isolation and resumes training shortly but will not be fit for December 5. We are working on a new date with Golden Boy DAZN and only anticipate a very short delay to this great fight.”

Campbell tweeted, “Disappointed that my fight is being delayed but these are sadly the times we live in. I’m feeling well and look forward to confirming a new fight date very soon. Stay safe all.”

Kingry tweeted. “2020 really not giving up till the end.”

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  • Sad news, but a healthy athlete in this grueling sport is first, get well Campbell and hopefully not elderly around you has been infected

  • Absolute safety and health come first. Get well soon champ. Keep urself and ur family healthy. We can wait!

  • From what I have seen, the sport of boxing appears to have extraordinary number of COVID-19 infections. This begs the question why are boxers behaving so irresponsibly?

    • I doubt there behaving irresponsible. The British PM and Trump all got Covid 19 after taking extreme caution.

    • Elite athletic sport puts a lot of stress on the immune system. Boxers and other sportsmen are also more vulnerable to common colds and so on.

  • Sooner or later, things will settle and we will be back to normal. COVID-19 has to run its course. Stay safe everyone! Holiday season coming! Be careful!

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