COVID concerns cancel Sturgis boxing event

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Fri Jul 31, 2020 9:18 pm

STURGIS — Team Certified Sports was scheduled to host an historic professional boxing event at the Sturgis Bike Rally on Tuesday, Aug. 11, by being the first Black-owned boxing promoter to host such a performance at the Buffalo Chip in Sturgis.

This event was to feature eight professional bouts. Fighters were to arrive ringside by a group of motorcycle escorts and have boxing celebrity guest in attendance, and was to be live streamed.

Due to serious concerns of possible infection of COVID-19, Team Certified Sports’ staff and all organizations involved with Team Certified, decided to cancel the event.

Organizers considered that there will be a massive crowd of possibly up to 300,000 Rally goers coming from various highly COVID-19-infected states. They also determined it would be difficult to practice social distancing and could not expose their staff, fighters, family members, and celebrity guests to such risks. ... 48f0b.html
Sturgis Rally 80th, August 7 - 16, 2020
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