British Boxing Board of Control have made the decision to cancel all boxing events scheduled for the next two weeks in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. 

It means that Catford’s Ace Adam showdown on March 21 at Harrow Leisure Centre is now postponed until further notice.

Ace, an ABA finalist and Queensbury Boxing League champion, although disappointed his secod bout was put on hold, agreed with the meaures introduced by the BBBoC.

“I’m not really sorry, it’s people’s health and safety that are my main concern,” the 26-year-old said.

“I heard there were events still going ahead and thought that was crazy, we should be thinking of everyone’s health because we don’t even know the extent of what this virus is or how it will progress, so we need to take the necessary precautions now.”

Ace trains at Sting ABC in Croydon with his long-term trainer, Eyez. The pair have been in training camp ever since his debut fight last November when he kicked off his pro career with a third-round stoppage win over Enfield’s Guycha Muele (0-2) at the York Hall in Bethnal Green.

Despite the many months of training and preparing for this Saturday’s fight, he remains optimistic, stating, “Every minor setback makes way for a major comeback. It means more time to train, to condition, to prepare. I won’t be doing much training in the boxing gym, I’ll be minimising being around groups of people and in public places, I’ll still do my strength and conditioning sessions once per week, but I’ll be wearing gloves and wiping everything down!

“So, I’ll mostly be at the track instead from now on, out in the open air, outside in a cleaner environment, but I’ll take precautions everywhere I go.”

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Ace, who works full-time as a care supervisor for the elderly in a home in Bromley, Kent, had 18 amateur bouts and reached the ABA Novices finals in 2014. Instead of turning pro, he tested himself in the Queensbury Boxing League, and won the national light-heavyweight title whilst going unbeaten in six fights.

Now, he is unbeaten in the pro ranks and staying fit and ready for his next fight, whenever a new date comes along.

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