The World Boxing Organization (WBO) has announced that it will not sanction battles until June 2020 over the fear of the coronavirus pandemic (COVID-19).
"Amid the current global situation caused by Covid-19, the WBO has postponed all boxing events until June 2020," announced the Puerto Rico-based organization, as published on boxingscene.com. "We will update accordingly."
Before the announcement, many title fights with the participation of the WBO had been pushed back indefinitely.
One of these fights is the highly anticipated showdown to unite the bantamweight titles between WBO champion John Riel Casimero and WBA (Super) and IBF defending champion Naoya Inoue, originally scheduled for April 25 in Las Vegas.
Last week, Top Rank also suspended all of its events until April, including Jerwin Ancajas’s ninth title defense of his super flyweight IBF crown.
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