Matchroom dedicates tickets to NHS following COVID-19 pandemic

Leading UK promotion Matchroom Boxing has announced that it will donate 200 tickets per event at its Saturday Fight Night and PPV shows to the front line NHS heroes fighting the coronavirus pandemic.

The company confirmed that the scheme will last for 12 months from when it is safe for boxing to resume, with tickets available for a stellar schedule of boxing that includes Anthony Joshua’s Heavyweight World Title defence against Kubrat Pulev at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium, Oleksandr Usyk’s blockbuster Heavyweight clash with Derek Chisora, Dillian Whyte’s crunch Heavyweight showdown with Alexander Povetkin and much more.

Managing Director of Matchroom Boxing Eddie Hearn stated: “We’ve been thinking about how we can say thank you to the incredible NHS workers that have selflessly helped everybody through this COVID-19 crisis.

“They’ve been absolutely amazing and from our side at Matchroom Boxing we are announcing a new scheme for when we get back to our live shows where we will be giving away 200 tickets to NHS workers for every Saturday Fight Night and PPV show around the country from hopefully this summer forward.

“We can’t thank you enough for all of your support. NHS workers, you have been absolutely incredible, and you are the pride of our country. Stay well everyone, stay safe, stay at home and we’ll get through this soon.”

Further details on these tickets will be released in the coming weeks.

Insider Insight: It remains to be seen when boxing will commence in front of a live audience, however a host of postponements means that Matchroom will have a plethora of huge fights in the calendar to catch up on.