Just a week after confirming that late pullouts wouldn’t jeopardize the eagerly anticipated TG4-broadcast tournament, promoters Assassin and Red Corner have come out to assure fans that Last Man Standing won’t be halted at the last minute by Storm Emma.
The red weather warning that brought the majority of the country to a standstill had some fans on red alert, concerned the show may cruelly fall foul to the conditions after impressively restoring a full roster.
However, even with airports closed and public transport cancelled, all the show’s combatants made it to the National Stadium today and all made weight.
To what degree the weather will improve by Saturday afternoon remains unclear, but a positive shift is expected. Regardless of what ‘The Beast from the East’ has in store, Conor Slater of Assassin promotions is adamant that the show will go ahead at the National Stadium tomorrow night.
Doors will open at 5:00pm with a stacked an action-packed card playing out until past 11:00pm.
“As we promised, the show goes on,” Slater assured Irish fight fans via Irish-Boxing.com.
“We have eight incredible boxers all going up against each other, and two superb all-Irish clashes. The stadium is going to be rocking, and it will look great on TV.”
“Hopefully everyone that has cabin fever gets down to the stadium, and everyone that needs another night indoors tunes in for an entertaining night of boxing.”
Slater admits the weather was somewhat damaging, but not in terms of the card or how it will operate.
The snow has hampered the build up and denied the promoters the chance to add to the hype already building around the terrestrially televised show.
“The weather hasn’t helped us at all for the promotion of this event, and with the magnitude of this event in terms of flights for our production team, boxers in Last Man Standing, presenters and commentary team, as well as the opponents for our undercard fighters.”
“Luckily, we have managed to get everyone sorted and everything is going ahead as planned with everyone in. It has perhaps taken away from the promotion of the show with having to cancel open workouts and press conference.”