Blockbuster boxing events head to Church House
Church House Westminster is to host two of the biggest domestic boxing bouts of the year as Hall-Of-Fame Promoter Frank Warren celebrates forty years in professional boxing.
Dubois vs Joyce (28th Nov) and Yarde vs Arthur (5th Dec) will take place at historic Church House behind closed doors. The fights will be broadcasted live on BT Sport.
In an incredible reversal, the domestic heavyweight clash in November will not be on pay-per-view. Frank Warren, said: “This is about keeping boxing alive and relevant at a tough time and doing something for the fans.”
Warren was keen to point out that the COVID outbreak and its negative effect on UK jobs and livelihoods were on his mind as he decided to scrap plans to make the fight pay per view. The blockbuster November event, branded with the apt tagline ‘At Last’, will represent the final chapter in a saga that has seen April, July and October dates cancelled because of the Coronavirus pandemic.
Warren added: “I’m delighted to be able to confirm such a spectacular venue to host two weeks of fantastic big-time boxing. It’ll be a more than fitting way to celebrate my forty years in professional boxing. Both these bouts are going to a battle for the history books, so it makes sense they’d take place in a venue so rich in history. Winston Churchill announced the sinking of the Bismarck inside this venue, and soon we’ll know who out of Dubois, Joyce, Yarde and Arthur will sink or swim.”
In 1941, Winston Churchill announced the sinking of the battleship Bismarck at the historic Church House 🇬🇧
— Frank Warren (@frankwarren_tv) November 19, 2020