The boxing bout between Queensland’s Jeff Horn and fellow Australian Tim Tszyu will go ahead at Townsville’s Queensland Country Bank Stadium next month.
The fight had been scheduled for April 22 at the same north Queensland stadium, but was postponed in March due to COVID-19 restrictions.
However, Queensland Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk confirmed on Sunday the fight had been rescheduled to Wednesday, August 26.
“This blockbuster event will be a big shot in the arm too for the Townsville economy,” she said.
“The Elton John concert at the venue was a sellout and I’m confident the Horn v Tszyu fight will be too.
“This is a testament to what new infrastructure can do for tourism and business.”
Tickets go on sale on Monday at 2pm, with an attendance of up to 16,000 fans approved in the COVID-Safe site specific plan, with seating available in both the stands and on the field.