Scotstoun boxer Ahmed Mweva’s shot at the International Boxing Organization Continental Super Light title has been indefinitely postponed after the event was cancelled due to coronavirus fears.

The 28-year-old was scheduled to challenge Englishman Lee Appleyard for the IBO title at the Metrodome Arena in Barnsley this weekend.

Mweva’s promotion and management company, Kynoch Boxing, were hoping to continue with events as normal, however the British Boxing Board of Control has taken that decision out of their hands.

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The current BBBofC Scottish lightweight champion, Mweva was set to go into the bout in supreme form having won his last seven fights in dominant fashion.

Since a unanimous decision defeat to British level lightweight Ohara Davies back in 2018, Mweva has cruised to six points win and a knockout victory on his way to picking up his Scottish area title.

But a BBBofC statement, released yesterday morning, read: “With regard to the statement made by the Prime Minister Boris Johnson, all public tournaments under the jurisdiction of the British Boxing Board of Control are unfortunately cancelled. Further consideration of the matter will take place at the beginning of April.

“We have a number of requests for tournaments to be held behind closed doors however, the practicality and logistics will be considered fully following advice from Board Medical Officers.”

Mweva’s opponent Appleyard took to social media, saying: “Absolutely devastated is an understatement, eight to 10 weeks of training for nothing.

“I put everything into this camp for my big title fight. All the hard work and financial investment is down the drain only a few days before it was to go ahead.”It is not yet known when Mweva’s title shot will be rescheduled. 

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