As a mark of respect, the British Boxing Board of Control postponed all British boxing on the weekend which followed Her Majesty’s death, including Saturday’s event, BOXXER: Legacy – Claressa Shields versus Savannah Marshall.
In a statement, the BBBofC said: “Our sincere thoughts are with His Majesty King Charles III and the Royal Family during this profoundly sombre time. We are working with all parties to provisionally reschedule for Saturday, October 15 at The O2 in London.”
Golf’s BMW PGA Championship resumed on Saturday morning following the immediate suspension of play on Thursday evening and the complete cancellation of all day’s play on Friday. The event was reduced to 54 holes in order to finish on Sunday as scheduled.
Play restarted at 6.40am on Saturday with a two-minute period of silence.
The proclamation of King Charles III was also shown on the television screens in the Championship Village.
All racing was suspended for Friday and Saturday, with scheduled fixtures and racing events returning on Sunday.
An additional day of racing at Doncaster was also scheduled for Sunday, to ensure that the St Leger and other important races lost as a result of the postponements can take place.
The British Horseracing Authority confirmed that racing will continue up to the day of the Queen’s funeral, when meetings at Hamilton Park, Warwick, Wolverhampton and Leicester will be postponed.
Following consultation with the RFU, DCMS and the PRL Board, Premiership Rugby rescheduled the two Friday matches for Saturday and Sunday.
The other matches scheduled for Saturday and Sunday went ahead as scheduled, with Premiership clubs holding a one-minute silent tribute and all players and coaches invited to wear black armbands.
The Welsh Rugby Union suspended all senior rugby matches in Wales through the weekend as a mark of respect. The Scottish Rugby Union also announced the suspension of all competitive domestic matches under its jurisdiction.
Saturday’s Super League Eliminator between Huddersfield Giants and Salford Red Devils was played as scheduled at 1pm.
Super League had already announced that Friday’s first Elimination Play-Off in Perpignan would go ahead as planned, with a minute’s silence before kick-off, and the players of Catalans Dragons and Leeds Rhinos wearing black armbands.
The Championship fixture between Sheffield Eagles and Dewsbury Rams on Friday was postponed.
The Super League play-off semi-finals, scheduled for Friday 16 and Saturday 17 September, will proceed as arranged. The Super League Awards, scheduled to take place at Headingley Stadium on the evening of the Queen’s funeral will now take place at the same venue the following day.