Shakur Stevenson Vs Miguel Marriaga Postponed Due To COVID 19
The WBO Featherweight champion Shakur Stevenson will be waiting a little longer before making his first title defence after Top Rank, who will be promoters of the fight decided to postpone their fight cards on the 14th and the 17th of March due to the recent out break and spread of Corona Virus all over the world.
Stevenson was hoping to make the first defence of his title against Miguel Marriaga at the Hulu Theatre In Madison Square Garden on the 14th of match. The fight dates were shifted till further notice after Top Rank contacted the New York State Athletic Commission.
There will be another meeting between Top Rank officials and the New York Athletic Commission officials to determine when it will be best appropriate to stage the event before a new date is set.
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The fight between Stevenson and Marriaga was initially scheduled to take place behind close doors and that was due to the fact that infected spectators could unknowingly spread the virus among other members of the Audience but the new development wasn’t only to protect the fighters and their teams.
Top Rank and New York Athletic Commission could reschedule the fight for a date in April but that can only be possible, if the threat from the Corona Virus has reduced. The dates for the event will be determined by New York Athletic Commission and when approval is given, ESPN will now work with Top Rank in order to fix dates for the fight.
The 22 year old Stevenson was planning to make the first defence of his WBO title since winning a decision over Joey Gonzalez back in December
Shakur Stevenson Vs Miguel Marriaga