World champion Taylor calls boxing without fans ‘glorified sparring’

Tuesday, 28 April 2020 01:05 -     - {{hitsCtrl.values.hits}}

LONDON, AFP: World champion Josh Taylor fears it will be hard to motivate himself for the “glorified sparring” of boxing behind closed doors.

The Scot was meant to defend his World Boxing Association and International Boxing Federation super-lightweight titles against Thai opponent Apinun Khongsong in Glasgow on 2 May.

But the outbreak of the coronavirus has put paid to that bout, with Britain in lockdown.

And even when UK Government restrictions are lifted, the British Boxing Board of Control has warned planned bouts may be subject to further delay if they risk placing additional strain on the National Health Service.