BOXING fans in the US will return to the ringside for the first time since the coronavirus pandemic at the Gervonta Davis vs Leo Santa Cruz fight.
The title bout, which was initially set for October 24 behind closed doors., has been moved to accommodate fans.
The Athletic claim it has been pushed back a week to be held with fans at San Antonio’s Alamodome stadium.
Boxing in both America and the UK has so far been without live crowds since the coronavirus crisis began.
But with a limited capacity allowed to return in Texas, Davis' US PPV fight against Santa Cruz has been shifted.
The Alamodome has a 72,000 capacity, but it is claimed only 11,500 will be allowed to attend.
UK promoter Eddie Hearn had hoped to have supporters return in restricted numbers this month.
He applied to the Government for a pilot event, after his Matchroom Sports banner held a snooker tournament with 300 people present in August.
But after No10 limited social gatherings to no more than six people, the proposal for sports fans to return was pushed back.
Davis, 25, and Santa Cruz, 32, will contest for two WBA belts, spanning across different weights.
The fight will be at the 130lb super-featherweight limit, where Santa Cruz will defend his world title.
But Davis' 'Regular' lightweight strap will also be on the line, despite the bout taking place in the division below.
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