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WBC Welterweight Tournament Postponed Due To Visa Issues

 The Real Deal Boxing and Lee Baxter Promotions regret to announce that the Jose Sulaiman WBC World Invitational Tournament, scheduled to take place this Saturday, August 25th in Toronto, Canada, has been postponed due to visa issues.

“We were forced to make the very difficult decision today to postpone the event due to learning that, despite our best efforts, several of the tournament’s international fighters would not be granted visas to enter Canada.”, explained Eric Bentley, COO of The Real Deal Boxing.

“While we worked tirelessly to resolve the issue down to the last possible minute, and we could have made arrangements to move forward with revised tournament bouts, it was very important to us that the 4 semi-finalists, Van Heerden, Lawson, Solomon and Santana, not lose the opportunity they rightfully earned by winning in the quarter-finals due to issues out of their control.”

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“We look forward to announcing the date and location of the rescheduled event in the coming weeks and we sincerely thank the boxing fans of Toronto for their support and their understanding of what was a necessary but very difficult decision for The Real Deal Boxing and our partners at Lee Baxter Promotions to make, especially considering the support the city has shown the event.”

The rescheduled date and location for the semi-final round of the Jose Sulaiman WBC World Invitational Tournament will be announced shortly.

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by Boxingfanatic75 on 08-23-2018

[QUOTE=K Man;19041948]Canada has tough entrance & visa requirements. DUI offences are questioned & foreign felony offenders are always denied.[/QUOTE] Unless you are Muslim from a Middle East country then its wide open entrance

Comment by mapleleaf27 on 08-22-2018

[QUOTE=K Man;19041948]Canada has tough entrance & visa requirements. DUI offences are questioned & foreign felony offenders are always denied.[/QUOTE] I don't know? our imbecile PM has opened the doors wide open to our country, Canada has allowed over 29 000…

Comment by thekenneth on 08-22-2018

this happens way too often. fights in canada always go down like that where they think they can just enter canada without a passport. let alone a work visa...

Comment by BigZ44 on 08-22-2018

:lol1: That's a pie on the face moment. Only in boxing

Comment by K Man on 08-22-2018

Canada has tough entrance & visa requirements. DUI offences are questioned & foreign felony offenders are always denied.

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