AIR DATE: Mar 26 2021 11:22UTC
EPISODE: Episode 28
2021 Boxing Tokyo | Olympic Update | Talkin’ Fight
Join us on our on-going exploration of the Olympics to be held in Tokyo 2021, featuring Christian from the Friday Night Panel, and the route to the ring. Watch TalkinFight weekdays at 12, 4, 7, and 8:30pm EST on YouTube or LIVE at talkinfight.com/live @Olympic @IOC Media
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[ Music, ] hello.
There welcome once again for joining us on talk and fight as we discuss the olympics uh this uh friday, christians elsewhere, getting a car fixed that is broken down, so i’ll be doing this solo and what he wanted to relate to you that i will now relate To you is that the us national team, the us box, usa boxing championship kicks off in shreveport louisiana.
Let me just uh read through this very quickly for you, the 2020 usa boxing national championship has kicked off in shreveport after it was postponed in december.
Due to the surging coveted pandemic, the event will take place at the shreveport convention center over the next 10 days.
Drawing more than 2 500 athletes, coaches and their families is expected to bring in 5.
2 million in direct economic camp back to the area as they stay.
In local hotels, shop eat and go to the casinos according to the streetport bossier sports commission.
During a news conference thursday morning, organizers and partners talked about the historic significance of the event to the sport itself and as a first in the post-pandemic world.
They also spoke of the importance of the athlete’s olympic aspirations and what measures are in place to minimize the spread of the coronavirus.
466 days we haven’t had a national event for usa boxing today, we’re back to boxing said: usa, boxing executive mike mcatee, two applause, adding the largest boxing event in the history of usa.
Boxing is going to be here in shreveport, with the fewest amount of people in the building at any one time, with the new dates.
The new tournament added three extra days of competition.
The added days will allow for soft start, giving boxers coaches officials and staff an opportunity to adjust to go over 19 mitigation procedures.
According to usa, boxing, the extra months allowed by the postponement of the event allowed time to develop their back to boxing training and competition protocols in collaboration with the united states, olympic and paralympic committees, sports medicine, department, usa boxes, medical advisory board and louisiana state university.
School of sports medicine quote: we knew that they were going to there weren’t going to be a lot of spectators, but still 1400 plus athletes coming with all their coaches.
This potentially had the possibility of having a super spreader event.
Dr shane barton, chair of the orthopedic surgery, lsu university uh health report, said of the decision to postpone the event in case the surges in cases surged in december.
We had to make a decision.
Can we do this in the spring and there’s no way to predict? We did not know that we would see these numbers going down.
We could only look at the date data.
I mean this is a first time event for us for the world really like this.
We travel like it is, and we made a bet and right now we’re looking at how safe.
We really want this event to be we’re really feeling good about where we’re at all righty that about wraps up that article, because it goes on about kovid, which we all know about right now, so uh.
That was all the news uh that uh christian wanted me to relate to you: uh good, listenership, good viewership out there and uh boxing fight world um.
Having said that, i hope you join us this evening, uh for another episode of the friday night panel and which is follow uh sorry, preceded by uh, the neil.
The deal show at 6, 30 eastern standard time and uh knuckle up with my core at four and then followed uh concluding our week, uh with the scoop hosted by champ bola ray um at uh, 8 30 p.
Eastern standard time.
On sunday, we have a special episode as usual at 4 p.
m: eastern standard time featuring all the knockouts that were had this past week that we’re expecting tonight and tomorrow night, my core and myself do that and have a lot of fun doing it and please join Us so until then, uh you’ll probably see me at uh 4 p.
m, with my core at 4.
Thank you very much.