The Japanese "Holyground" of boxing, the Korakuen Hall, will unfortunately be out of action for several weeks over the summer after a decision has been made to do structural work on the venue.
The decision has been made to close the venue from August 1st to September 9th as the ceiling under-goes work to make it more earthquake resistant, and to prevent significant damage from earthquakes in the future.
As a result of this decision no boxing, nor wrestling, will be held in the Hall during the work. As it's turned out the actual work won't cause and major issues with the Japanese boxing schedule, with the hall not scheduled to have any boxing in it from July 29th to September 14th, and other venues in Tokyo will continue to have cards on them during that time, with a notable card planned for August 31st in a bigger venue in Tokyo.
For boxing outside of the Japanese capital, such as in Osaka, the work won't have any real consequences and it does seem like the promoters were all made aware of the planned work before the decision was publicly announced earlier today.
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