Despite the best efforts of those behind the scenes, KSW 53 has officially confirmed as being off. Originally scheduled for this Saturday, the Polish based promotion put out the following press release earlier this afternoon announcing the cancellation:
The safety of all participants of the galas organized by us are always our priority. That is why we are very sad to inform you that we are forced to cancel KSW 53 planned for March 21, 2020 in Lodz, Poland.
Despite our best efforts to organize the event, we had to make this difficult decision. Due to restrictions introduced throughout the country, aimed at minimizing the extent of the coronavirus (COVID-19) epidemic, KSW 53 will not take place either in the previously indicated location or in the television studio.
Our decision is motivated by care for ensuring safety and preventing health-threatening situations for both fighters who reach events from all around the world, as well as employees and associates organizing the event.
We will keep you updated on the next activities of the KSW Federation. Thank you for your understanding.