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Monday. June 20. 2022

JBC, JPBA decide no antigen tests for COVID-19 for fights starting July 1

Both Japan Boxing Commission and Japan Pro Boxing Association confirmed in their liaison committee meeting on COVID-19 on June 20 that they decided it is basically not necessary for boxers to go through antigen tests starting July 1.

While the tests are currently conducted on the all the participating boxers at the time of weigh-ins on the preceding day of their fight, they will become unnecessary unless those boxers with a fever of 37.5 degrees or more, or a commission doctor has decided to make it necessary for them to go through the tests.

By the same token, the maximum number of fights per event, which has so far been held to 10 except the rookies’ tournament, will be abolished on the condition that enough waiting rooms be secured.

Further, fans can bring in ‘’nobori’’ or Japanese banners to root for their favored boxers when they enter the ring on the condition that those banner holders take enough infection control measures against COVID-19.

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