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“Issues are now resolved” for It’s A Bout Boxing Ireland who are to reschedule Saturday’s show

The inaugural It’s A Bout Boxing Ireland card – ‘Táimid Laochra – previously set for this coming Saturday (April 1st), will take place at a later date.

The Boxing Union of Ireland withdrew permission for the fourteen-fight show on Monday afternoon “due to a number of conditions not being complied with by the promoter.”

It’s A Bout Boxing Ireland would issue an apology to fans and fighters on Tuesday, accepting responsibility for the cancellation.

Now the Irish promotional newcomers have revealed that the administrative issues which led to the initial cancellation have been resolved, and that ‘Táimid Laochra’ will now take place on a refixed date in the near future.

Tickets for Saturday’s show will remain valid for the rescheduled card, which is due to be formally announced within the next day.

The show will be slightly scaled down from what was planned for this weekend, but it will still be televised via Showcase TV (Sky Channel 212) and be headlined by Cork-Cuban heavyweight Mike Perez.

A statement sent to Irish-Boxing.com read:

Due to a number of technical and logistical issues, missed deadlines and administrative problems over the past few weeks, It’s A Bout Boxing Ireland were forced to postpone this weekend’s Táimid Laochra show in the National Stadium, as most of you are already aware.

We hold our hands up and accept responsibility for the problems which led to the cancellation of the show. These issues are now resolved and we can move forward with a fight night rearranged for the coming weeks, with negotiations already in place on a new venue. A meeting is also arranged with the the Boxing Union of Ireland to ensure them, the boxers and their supporters that we can proceed as planned. The new date and venue will hopefully be announced within the next 24 hours.

It’s A Bout Boxing Ireland would again like to apologise to the boxers and the fans for the delay and confusion, plus the total inconvenience to them, and thank them all for their understanding and support.

Tickets issued for the event on the 1st of April at the National Stadium may be retained as they will remain valid and we can also confirm that top-class heavyweight Mike Perez will continue to headline the show and is pleased to be back fighting after a two year break.

For further information, contact press@itsaboutboxing.com

Joe O'Neill

Reporting on Irish boxing the past five years. Work has appeared on irish-boxing.com, Boxing News, the42.ie, and local and national media. Provide live ringside updates, occasional interviews, and special features on the future of Irish boxing. email: joneill6@tcd.ie