British boxer Sunny Edwards won the IBF flyweight title in April 2021.
But it appears his title reign may be short lived due to Boris Johnson’s latest tyrannical decree.
Johnson announced that COVID-19 vaccine passports would be required for nightclubs and large events starting in September.
Hugely disappointing to hear PM say the govt will legislate for vaccine passports for large events and nightclubs from September – just last week he said it was voluntary and govt would work with the industry to determine how best may be used. No discussion but policy changes
— Kate Nicholls (@UKHospKate) July 19, 2021
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If the rule goes into effect, high-profile boxing matches would become a segregated event.
Vaccinated patrons get treated like first-class citizens.
Unvaccinated patrons (those who refuse to be medical test subjects) get shown the door.
This would be the case at all sporting events, concerts, nightclubs, and any establishment that hosts large crowds.
A newly segregated society.
But the world champion boxer threatened retirement due to the proposed mandate.
Looks like I’m retiring from the game in September https://t.co/gxgX7f3xdV
— Sunny Edwards (@SunnyEdwards) July 19, 2021
Edwards had more choice words for the profit motives of the experimental jabs.
Seen a few institutes/governing bodies pushing the vaccine.
England Boxing being one of hundreds it not thousands.
How much are they getting paid to do this? Or Does anyone think it’s organic?
— Sunny Edwards (@SunnyEdwards) July 20, 2021
So we know that these corporations don’t have the best intentions from previous?
Within months the different COVID vaccines were by far the most profitable pharmaceutical product that’s EVER existed. With the Covid period experiencing the greatest transfer of wealth in history.. https://t.co/e6hvqDJuWk
— Sunny Edwards (@SunnyEdwards) July 20, 2021
Good lad. https://t.co/pVTlUuWgYC
— Paul Joseph Watson (@PrisonPlanet) July 21, 2021
British World champion boxer, Sunny Edwards, 25 revealed he will retire if covid vaccine passports are introduced in September. pic.twitter.com/15aylu1HM4
— 🅰🅻🅴🆁🆃 🅲🅷🅰🅽🅽🅴🅻 (@AlertChannel) July 21, 2021
Credit to Sunny Edwards, we need more World class athletes like him..
World champion boxer threatens to retire due to introduction of Covid passports https://t.co/REmeYcupsk
— UK Patriot the IV (@BoerboelBritish) July 21, 2021
Edwards isn’t the only athlete across the pond to threaten retirement for the introduction of COVID-19 vaccine passports.
In Ireland, hockey star Niall McEvoy resigned from the national team when the country announced COVID-19 vaccine passports.
Read Irish Ice hockey international's powerful resignation email. Niall McEvoy resigns over Vaccine passports. https://t.co/7ufGQ3ZvQ7
— Richie Allen (@BBGRichie) July 16, 2021
This is the stand we need from athletes around the world.
Refuse to participate with this tyranny and inspire more citizens to rise against these wannabe dictators.
Mirror had the Sunny Edwards scoop:
World champion boxer Sunny Edwards has vowed to retire if Covid-19 vaccine passports are introduced in September.Boris Johnson announced yesterday that Covid-19 passports will be required for nightclubs and venues with large crowds, which could signal a passport being required at sporting events such as boxing later on in the year.
And newly crowned British world champion Edwards has claimed he could hang up his gloves in protest.
“Looks like I’m retiring from the game in September.” Edwards posted on Twitter in response to the announcement.
The announcement could signal an increase in the uptake of vaccinations across the UK, in particular amongst sports stars who could be required to take the vaccine in order to compete in the future unless they are given immunity from the policy that will be introduced.
Several boxing stars have been caught up with vaccine debates during the pandemic, including undisputed super-lightweight champion Josh Taylor who recently defeated Jose Ramirez in Las Vegas to claim the belts and remain undefeated.
He has also posted on Twitter against the idea of vaccine passports, slamming the rules as a ‘dictatorship’ which could signal his stance to any future rules that are introduced into boxing.
“Do as [sic] your told or be excluded from society! #Dictatorship ” Taylor posted on his Twitter page today after the announcement.
He also responded to a fan who questioned his stance on the passport and whether his choice to do so was an example of freedom.
“The fact you’re being told to take something in order to live life, simply isn’t freedom! It’s oppression.” Taylor said.