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WBO postpones all sanctioned fights until June 2020

/ 06:00 PM March 25, 2020

The World Boxing Organization (WBO) has announced it won’t be sanctioning fights until June 2020 over fears of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic.

“Amidst the current situation worldwide caused by Covid-19 the WBO has postponed all boxing events through June 2020,” the Puerto Rico-based organization announced as posted on boxingscene.com. “We will update accordingly.”

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Prior to the announcement, many title fights involving the WBO had already been pushed back indefinitely.

One of those bouts is the keenly-anticipated bantamweight title unification showdown between WBO champion John Riel Casimero and WBA (Super) and IBF titleholder Naoya Inoue which was originally scheduled on April 25 in Las Vegas.

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Last week, Top Rank also suspended all of its events through April, which also included  Jerwin Ancajas’ ninth title defense of his IBF super flyweight crown.

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