Promoter Eddie Hearn confirmed on Wednesday morning that all fighters involved in Fight Camp Week 1 have tested negative for Covid-19.
Anticipation is building amongst the British boxing community as Matchroom Boxing makes its return this weekend.
It has been a gruelling process for Hearn and co to make this possible, but they are now in the final stretch as fight night approaches on Saturday night.
The preparations for the first event were given a huge boost after Hearn confirmed negative tests across the board for all the fighters on board.
Each fighter will now isolate in what Hearn refers to the ‘bubble’ - a hotel used for everyone associated for Fight Camp in August.
This news will obviously have been reassuring to Matchroom and everyone who has been involved in putting this event together. It will be an even bigger relief given that Hearn revealed that there are not any backup fighters ready to come in should someone pull out. The first set of negative results is a promising start to fight week.
Especially with it being the first week of Fight Camp, they will want it to go on without a hitch, and these negative tests is a promising start to fight week.
With London beaming in the background, the fighters walking down the steps to the ring will be treated with a unique but grand setting that certainly lives up to all the hype.
The weather forecasts for the weekend promise searing sunshine which will add even more to the occasion.
You just hope that over the next few days, everything does go to plan so the event is able to be as successful as it can be.
Can Matchroom deliver?
Top Rank and Frank Warren’s Queensberry Promotions have had their chance to shine in these difficult times and now it is the time for Matchroom to try and make an impression.
Sam Eggington defends his IBF International junior middleweight title on the opening weekend against Ted Cheeseman in what is expected to be a barnstormer of a bout.
Elsewhere on the card, Jordan Gill faces Reece Bellotti in a mouth-watering clash while Dalton Smith takes on Nathan Bennett.
Fabio Wardley is also on the card and will face Simon Vallily for the English heavyweight title, with the other fight of the night being the British lightweight title clash between James Tennyson and Gavin Gwynne.
It should be the start of four thrilling weekends of action in Essex at the Matchroom HQ.
By Lewis Oldham @LewisOldham99