Hong Kong protests hit MMA as local promotion Just postpones its November 9 show
Local organisation Just MMA has become the latest sporting body to postpone an upcoming event because of the Hong Kong protests.
The company has shelved its "Just MMA Hong Kong 4" show, which was set for November 9 at Wan Chai's Southorn Stadium, until at least March next year amid concerns over the ongoing anti-government demonstrations.
The indoor arena is situated on Johnston Road - which runs adjacent to Hennessy Road, where demonstrators have clashed with riot police and where tear gas has been fired.
"The current situation in Hong Kong has created much concern (for the) safety for our fans, our athletes, and our staff. The availability of venue and insurance on the day of the event has also become uncertain," Just MMA chairman Andrew Chan said in a statement to The Fight Nation.
Angel's Fighting Championship middleweight titlist Sasha Palatnikov (4-1) - the first Hong Kong-born MMA champion - was set to fight against Manas Temirbekov (8-5) of Kyrgyzstan at welterweight on the show.
"I'm very, very disappointed to say the least. I chose to fight at home in front of the Hong Kong fans over fighting in Korea on the exact same date," Palatnikov told the Post.
Palatnikov has been in Ukraine training with national boxing team coach Dmitriy Sosnovskiy, who has trained and cornered Vasily Lomachenko and Oleksandr Usyk to Olympic gold medals.
"I took this fight very seriously having invested my own money on my training camp in Ukraine," he said. "People might not realise the investment fighters make financially, to prepare to put on a show for the fans."
Palatnikov is hopeful of getting booked for the AFC show on November 9."It's a shame these protests are indirectly taking money out of people's pockets and preventing athletes from pursuing their dreams," he said.
"I represent Hong Kong, it's my home, and I'm proud to put this city on the map. The damage that is being done to this city is heartbreaking, I hope people will realise that destroying our city will not bring peace or results."
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]dulu bajingan bule inggris pakai taktik kotor masukkan opium ke china
Perang Opium , Penyebab Dikuasainya Hong Kong oleh Inggris .
Dari tahun 1898 hingga 1997, Hong Kong disewakan kepada Inggris https://www.thoughtco.com/china-leas...britain-195153 tgl 1-juli-1997 China ambil balik Hong Kong dari inggris
]orang Hongkong itu masih tak berani belajar cara hadapi fakta & kenyataan bahwa Hongkong itu udah diambil alih oleh China 1-july-1997
diu nei lo mo ..
benar2 lucu waktu demonstrasi org2 hongkong itu ada yg klaim " Hongkong is part of Britain " bukan part of China sampai bawa2 bendera Inggris
makanya org2 hong kong itu pantas di sebut anjingnya inggris Dogs of British Imperialist
org2 hongkong itu lupa waktu zaman penjajahan kolonial Inggris di hongkong
pemimpin di hongkong ( gubenur ) itu saja tak pernah dipilih oleh rakyat hongkong sendiri
melainkan dipilih oleh baginda ratu Inggris
jadi apa salahnya China ikut cara Inggris ..
ini list gubenur hong kong yg dipilih oleh kolonial inggris bukan rakyat hong kong ( dari tahun 1841-1997)
semuanya bule inggris Governor of Hong Kong
China take over hong kong tgl 1-july-1997 ..berakhirlah zaman penjajahan kolonial inggris