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Boxing promoter: live events in New York "months and months and months, maybe years" away

In a 4/21/20 article, BoxingScene offers an ominous prediction from British fight promoter Eddie Hearn, whose said his company Matchroom Boxing USA likely will promote shows outside of Barclays Center and Madison Square Garden, given the disproportionate impact of the coronavirus crisis.

“In America, there’s gonna be states that are safer to stage fights in than others,” Hearn said. “Like you talked about earlier, New York right now, I mean, no one’s gonna be comfortable doing live events in New York for months and months and months, maybe years. You know? But there may be a state where it hasn’t been largely affected, or you can create that sterile environment, with testing, with social distancing. Because that’s how I think it’s gonna go."

That's a plausibly cautious prediction: New York is going to come back slowly, and warily, and live events with large crowds will come at the later end.

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