Pandemic Postponement- Celtic Warriors UFC Fight plans put on hold

The Celtic Warrior Belgian invasion has been postponed.

A number of the Corduff gym’s Irish contingent were set to trade leather on a 12 Rounds and Murphys Boxing show in the Benelux country on May 1.

The fight card would have been the perfect prelude the eagerly anticipated Katie Taylor versus Nathasa Jonas Olympic re run which takes place in London on the same day.

It also looked like a great chance for the group to get exposure as UFC Fight Pass were set to broadcast the card.

However, pandemic problems means the card has been postponed and those involved will have to show patience again.

Spike O’Sullivan was set to get some needed rounds in on the card with a rumoured world title eliminator closing in, Thomas Carty was due to debut, while it was a real chance for Ray Moylette, Craig O’Brien and Niall O’Connor to gain momentum and get out for a second time this year.

Pascal Collins today confirmed the fight night has been postponed and the aforemention will again have to wait for action.

The news comes after 16 new countries were added to the quartine list by the Irish government. With Belgium being one of them it has made things financially impossible for the fighters to travel and fight.

Sport Ireland and the HSE look set to oversee a new government system that would enable professional and elite athletes avoid mandatory hotel quarantine. It was hoped the fighters involved could be added to that list and continue as planned but that doesn’t appear to be the case.

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