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UFC is having a hard time due to Covid-19

UFC is having a hard time organizing the event because their fighters are continuously attacked by Covid-19.

As expected, Pedro Munhoz will stand at UFC Fight Night 172 on July 16. The opponent of Brazilian boxers is Frankie Edgar. However, the UFC has confirmed that Pedro Munhoz has been positive for Covid-19 and has never returned.

Pedro Munhoz has Covid-19

The UFC is currently looking for an alternative and the match with Frankie Edgar on July 16 will continue as usual. However, with too much time and the mandatory requirements of medical examination, it is possible that Edgar’s debut in the chicken weight class (53 – 55 kg) will have to be rescheduled.

Pedro Munhoz (18-4-1 MMA) is a 7th ranked fighter in the UFC chicken rankings. The Brazilian puncher has been blocked from a 3-match winning streak when facing Aljamain Sterling at UFC 238. With the forced withdrawal from UFC Fight Night 172, Munhoz’s time to return to the championship race will be greatly interrupted.

UFC Fight Night 172 currently has 8 matches scheduled, the match is the confrontation between Calvin Kattar and Dan Ige in featherweight class (61-66 kg).

There have been 4 matches canceled or affected because of Covid-19, besides the Battle of Munhoz – Edgar there are also matches Vinicius Moreira – Modestas Bukauskas, Anderson dos Santos – Jack Shore and Carla Esparza – Marina Rodriguez.

In addition to Munhoz, Moreira, along with Dos Santos, were infected with Covid-19, causing the matches with these fighters to change. A coach of Marina Rodriguez was positive for the virus so although Marina was not positive, UFC had to move this match to another event.

Before Pedro Munhoz, another Brazilian boxer Gilbert Burns was also positive for Covid-19 and withdrew from the title match at the imminent UFC 251. So, the players attending the upcoming martial arts events are very worried. UFC President Dana White has not yet commented on the incident.

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How is boxing affected by Covid-19 pandemic? (Part 2)

Boxing does not have a tournament, there is no system for ranking players. It operates in a very primitive way. The punches challenge each other, the winner has money to bring back, the loser is empty-handed (although sometimes there are cases where the punch-losing person still has money). “All the fighters need is money, not a health report,” the Independent wrote.

Boxing has up to 4 management agencies including WBA (World Boxing Association), WBC (World Boxing Council), IBF (International Boxing Federation) and WBO (World Boxing Organization). Representatives of these four agencies never accept to sit together to elect a top management and they also do not agree that there will be only one champion.

The existence of WBA, WBC, IBF and WBO is simply making money. The organizers will host their own championship matches to call for sponsors, sell tickets, collect money, and award prizes to the winners. All 4 agencies have their own rules. The only thing they have in common is that they don’t have a long-term management plan. In weight classes, the world will always have 4 champions.

Tris Dixon, editor of Boxing News, wrote: “It never will be possible for these 4 organizations to sit together to come to an agreement. Because simply every organization has its own piece of cake and they are all living well with it so no one will share any one. ”

The fighters themselves have no need to change anything. “The fighters keep fighting, getting money and that’s enough. They don’t need to be a champion of a tournament, because their ultimate goal is always money, ”added British journalist Frank Warren.

Famous handler Amir Khan said that he himself and many other hands do not understand how the management mechanism operates. So whenever they had money, they would go to the floor, and Covid-19 would look after it.

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How is boxing affected by Covid-19 pandemic? (Part 1)

In the midst of the frozen world due to Covid-19, this month the Tokyo 2020 Olympic boxing qualifier will still take place in London. Do fighters immune to corona virus or this event once again expose the flaw that has existed for so many years in boxing management?

Boxing has no highest executive organization

The major sports around the world for smooth, methodical and professional operation, thanks to a top management agency. For example, world football is run by FIFA, European football under UEFA.

Men’s tennis has the ATP rating system, women’s tennis is the WTA. Everything is so clear that when the world arose, the government would easily meet with the highest regulatory agencies to come up with a solution.

Recently, after the two positive cases of Covid-19 Premier League, the British Football Federation (FA) quickly met with representatives of the teams to unify the decision to postpone the four biggest English football leagues. April 3.

London is falling due to the Covid-19 virus, but from Saturday last week until March 23, 322 players from 42 countries still gathered in London to compete. In this group, there will be 77 punchers going to the next round, with the final goal of getting tickets to the Tokyo Olympic this summer.

Why do most sports events bring together many spectators, but “boxing” still takes place? Is it because the fighters are too strong and produce themselves with Covid-19? Of course not.

Boxing is still played in the midst of the pandemic is the most powerful denunciation for the management flaw of this sport. Although worth billions of dollars, is a sport that makes the audience spend tons of money to attend live, and also brings huge profits to the boxers, but boxing is not run by a team.

And therefore, not in the competition program at the department level, department or sports department in many countries.