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The current state of the world enduring this COVID-19 crisis almost feels like it is never-ending. National Health Service (NHS) Staff are struggling to see any light at the end of the tunnel with bed shortages amassing and health statistics taking a rough decline, but Matchroom Boxing seeks to provide relief and hope.
Matchroom boxing stated on Twitter that they will be donating 200 tickets for each event during Saturday night events and pay-per-view shows following the resumption of boxing to NHS Staff in the UK as a gesture of gratitude for their hard work and dedication.
In a statement featured on badlefthook.com, Promoter Eddie Hearn explained that they had, “…been thinking about how we can say thank you to the incredible NHS workers…” Hearn goes on to say, “stay well everyone, stay safe, stay at home and we’ll get through this soon.” Words we can only hope to stand by.
Currently, COVID-19 is progressing in severity and lockdowns are being put in place worldwide. It is hard to say when boxing will resume, but despite this, Matchroom Boxing still has events in place throughout the year awaiting the result of this pandemic.
For NHS workers who are fans of the sport, they surely wish this crisis away swiftly to capitalize on this very generous gesture…Saturday night’s event’s seats are waiting!