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Friday, March 20, 2020

Kaminsky Fight Postponed

Middleweight prospect David Kaminsky was scheduled to fight on April 11 at the Cosmopolitan Hotel in Las Vegas, Nevada on the undercard of Jerwin Ancajas-Jonathan Rodriguez. That card has been postponed indefinitely because of the global pandemic Coronavirus-2019.

Currently, there have been over 17,000 cases of the virus in the United States with that number rising rapidly today. There have been over 200 deaths due to the disease in the country. In Nevada, there have been 96 identified cases and one death thus far.

The number of reported cases are supposed to rise exponentially as testing becomes more readily available. The U.S. is behind other countries in terms of testing for the virus. Because the virus spreads so easily, there likely won't be any boxing matches in the foreseeable future.

Tuesday, March 17, 2020

Chilemba's Fight with Chudinov Postponed Indefinitely

Isaac Chilemba was scheduled to fight Fedor Chudinov this Saturday in Russia, but that fight has been postponed indefinitely. Chilemba had issues finding a flight to get over Russia because of coronavirus-2019. The fight was canceled however, because Russia banned foreign nationals from entering the country and canceled all major events including sporting ones.

Chilemba last fought in December, a unanimous decision over Alecander Kubich in Greece. The Golden Boy is 26-7-2 with 10 KOs.

Monday, March 16, 2020

Chilemba's Fight with Chudinov in Doubt

Isaac Chilemba's scheduled bout with Fedor Chudinov this Saturday in Russia is in doubt at the moment because Chilemba has been unable to get a flight from his base in South Africa to the location of the fight in Vladikavkaz, according to Mphatso Malidadi of The Times.

The global pandemic coronoavirus-2019 has forced airlines around the world to cancel numerous flights. Chilemba was originally scheduled to fly out Saturday night for the bout with Chudinov, but if he can't catch a flight within the next day or so, the fight will be cancelled. "I cannot fly in two or three days before the fight," Chilemba told Malidadi. "I won’t have time to recover from [an] 18 hours[-]plus flight and fight. I need more than four days to get rid of jet lag for the body to perform."

There are currently 62 known cases of coronavirus in South Africa. Yesterday the president Cyril Ramaphosa announced travel restrictions, a ban on large gatherings, and the closure of schools in the country starting on Wednesday in an effort to slow the progress of the disease which will infect exponentially more people if action is not taken.

The JBB will provide an update for the Chilemba fight as information becomes available.