Restrictions throw Tszyu fight into chaos

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Queensland's reluctance to unfastened its borders has outgo it the accidental to big Tim Tszyu's mega-fight against Japan's Takeshi Inoue successful November.

The bout, which was to person taken spot astatine the Gold Coast Convention Centre, volition beryllium moved interstate owed to concerns implicit COVID-19 quarantine restrictions.

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Sydney and Canberra person emerged arsenic imaginable locations for the fight, on with Newcastle, which has hosted Tszyu's past 2 fights.

The promoters, No Limit Boxing, person confirmed to Wide World of Sports that the combat is inactive expected to spell up connected November 17, erstwhile a caller venue is announced.

"The ongoing uncertainty regarding the COVID-19 pandemic, specifically the interaction of edifice quarantine connected the wellness and payment of our fighters made it intolerable for the combat to proceed successful Queensland," No Limit Boxing CEO George Rose said.

Tim Tszyu (Getty)

"I privation to accent that we are wholly supportive of the edifice quarantine strategy and would similar to specifically convey Queensland Health for doing each they could to marque this combat hap connected the Gold Coast.

"I tin committedness everyone that No Limit Boxing volition beryllium backmost connected the Gold Coast bigger and amended than ever successful 2022."

Tszyu tin lock-in a changeable astatine a satellite rubric combat against Brian Castano if helium tin bushed Inoue.

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