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.