Fight Academy regret to announce that tonight’s show (November 27) at Sheffield’s Ponds Forge Arena has been postponed due to adverse weather conditions.
Scheduled to be topped by Hamed Ghaz taking on Italy’s Vincenzo Finiello for the IBO Continental Lightweight Title; storm and snow warnings over the last 24 hours have created a treacherous travel situation – with spectator and boxer safety taking priority.
“I’m absolutely devastated for Hamed Ghaz,” explained promoter Dennis Hobson. “This is the second time now that this fight has been postponed for him, and he is so disappointed.
“Cancelling a show is always a last resort, especially at this late notice, but we’ve all seen the terrible weather over the last 24 hours and we have to think about people’s wellbeing first and foremost.
“We had a show in Bolton last night and even now we’ve had reports of fans still making their way home after roads have been shut overnight. After discussions with the British Boxing Board, we’ve gone with this decision.
“I just want to send my apologies to the fans who were looking forward to a great evening of boxing, and to all the fighters due to appear. Hamed is a tremendous talent who we know will be a future star – and he’s also a great young man. It’s another setback for him, but we’ll get him back as soon as we can and into title fights.”
Tickets can be refunded at point of sale.