Local boxing scene struggles as pandemic continues on

Since March, the sport of boxing has been trying to recover from the blow delivered by COVID-19.

Everyone from promoters to fighters to gym owners have all been affected.

As a business, boxing can be brutally realistic and, in the case of the ongoing pandemic, that mindset can serve the sport well.

“Only the big promoters can stay busy, that’s where we are at. Where the club promoters like myself and a lot of the promoters that are just relying on attendance and having an audience,” said boxing promoter Nasser Niavaroni with Uppercut Promotions in Roseville.