Given the possibility that the quarantine due to COVID 19 will come to an end, by the end of this month, the World Boxing Council, through its president, Mauricio Sulaimán Saldívar, presented its security protocol virtually ...
By Rodolfo Rosales S.
Given the possibility that the quarantine due to COVID 19 will come to an end, by the end of this month, the World Boxing Council, through its president, Mauricio Sulaimán Saldívar, presented virtually its security protocol to reactivate the boxing behind closed doors, which has already been sent to commissions, federations and promoters attached to the green and gold organization.
A security protocol for gyms was also included and a virtual judging system was proposed, through an application.
"There is a series of medical tests throughout the process, starting with an initial questionnaire to measure the level of risk of each person. A COVID 19 test will be done, a clinical history, the participants are concentrated for 14 days in one place and Daily temperature monitoring and general inspection will be carried out, then a second test is carried out and the function is programmed, he commented at the beginning..
Mauricio Sulaimán added that: "This is a protocol to perform functions behind closed doors, and it speaks of a minimum number of participants to reduce risks and maximize the success of the card. It refers to boxers and their teams, commissioners, medical service, inspectors , CMB production, assembly and supervision team"..
In addition, to avoid a resurgence of the pandemic, the common places for training, food, transportation and the venue of the function must be sanitized. Once at the venue of the fight, the materials to be used must go through a hygiene protocol, in addition to the requirement of the use of antibacterial gel and masks. "This document guarantees the shielding of all participants," said Mauricio Sulaimán.
Another point is that the press conference of the participants is through electronic means, without reporters present.
According to the president of the WBC, the protocol could come into force as of June and it will be the promoters who absorb all the expenses: "We have been in communication with various commissions, including those of California and Las Vegas, there has been great feedback because they did not until now there was a document with this complexity, it is a tool that everyone can use and adapt to their area", he pointed out.