It's common knowledge now that a lot of events have been cancelled this year due to the ongoing issues affecting every continent on the planet. Today, sadly, there was two more events called off for later in the year.
The Japan Boxing Federation, who oversee amateur boxing in Japan, have announced that the 90th All Japan Championships and 19th All Japan Women's Championships have had to be cancelled.
The federation have stated that it is difficult to continue tournaments over-multiple days given the current climate, whilst following current guidelines and assuring competitors safety. Essentially admitting that a 1 day even would be possible, but a major tournament wouldn't be for logistical reasons.
This is a massive shame and set back for amateur boxing in Japan, with the tournament being one of the nation's amateur highlights and one of the tournament's that helps to create stars of the future.
Sadly we may end up seeing this as one of many amateur events being cancelled. The though process is that more and more tournaments will be cancelled globally, with events going from "indefinitely postponed" to "cancelled" sooner rather than later.
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