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Dickens tests positive for COVID-19, Walsh Golden Contract final off

Dickens-Walsh off, show goes ahead with Davies-McKenna final

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Jazza Dickens has tested positive for COVID-19 and his MTK Golden Contract with Ryan Walsh is off Photo Credit: Scott Rawsthorne / MTK Global
Jazza Dickens has tested positive for COVID-19 and his MTK Golden Contract with Ryan Walsh is off Photo Credit: Scott Rawsthorne / MTK Global

Jazza Dickens’ MTK Golden Contract final against Ryan Walsh has been postponed after Dickens and trainer Derry Mathews tested positive for COVID-19.

Dickens and Walsh were set to battle it out in Wakefield on Wednesday in a rescheduled Featherweight final clash, with a lucrative deal with MTK at stake, however the Liverpool fighter and trainer, Mathews have since left the bubble.

The show will continue with a five-fight bill, after all other fighters returned negative tests for COVID-19.

Ohara Davies tops the card in a grudge MTK Golden Contract Super-Lightweight final against Tyrone McKenna, whilst Liam Conroy takes on Serge Michel for a place in the Light-Heavyweight Golden Contract final.

A statement from MTK Global said: “Following the results of the COVID-19 testing, the fight between Jazza Dickens and Ryan Walsh has unfortunately been postponed due to positive tests for Dickens and his trainer Derry Mathews.

“All health and safety protocols regarding social distancing were followed in relation to the guidelines put in place by the British Boxing Board of Control, with no other fighters on the bill testing positive.

Ohara Davies will settle his rivalry with Tyrone McKenna in the MTK Golden Contract final on September 30 Photo Credit: Scott Rawsthorne / MTK Global
Ohara Davies will settle his rivalry with Tyrone McKenna in the MTK Golden Contract final on September 30 Photo Credit: Scott Rawsthorne / MTK Global

“MTK Global will continue to monitor the situation as the health and wellbeing of all involved is our utmost priority.

“Dickens and his team have immediately left the fight bubble, with the show proceeding with the remaining five fights on the card.

“Tyrone McKenna goes up against Ohara Davies in the #GoldenContract super-lightweight final, Serge Michel and Liam Conroy meet in the #GoldenContract light-heavyweight semi-final, Steven Ward steps up to cruiserweight to face Jone Volau, Ben Fail makes his professional debut against Robbie Chapman, and William Hamilton fights Genadij Krajevskij.

“News on a rescheduled date for the fight between Dickens and Walsh will be announced in due course.”

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