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Monaco’s annual luxury car show, Top Marques, has been postponed from June to September, with organisers citing health and safety reasons.
Monaco’s love affair with cars is well-known and well-documented. Part of this affair culminates in the yearly classic and super car showcase, Top Marques.
The event was originally scheduled for 9th to 13th June, but organisers announced on Monday that they have decided to postpone until 1st September “because of the ongoing health situation and absence of any visibility in the evolution of the Covid-19 pandemic.”
“The Top Marques team has been working very hard over recent months on our 17th edition, and we look forward to welcoming you to Monaco in September 2021. Many surprises will await you there,” said Salim Zeghdar, CEO of Top Marques Monaco, in a statement on the event’s website.
Opening day, Wednesday 1st September, will feature a “preview” cocktail evening where people can check out the latest and greatest from industry heavy-hitters such as Pagani, Koenigsegg, Apollo, Dallara, McLaren, Ferrari, Aston Martin and other supercar constructers from around the globe.
New for 2021 will be a hall entirely dedicated to classic sportscars from the 1950’s to 90’s.
Photo of Top Marques 2019 by Monaco Life
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Monaco overcame an early setback against the newly-promoted Clermont Foot to secure a fourth consecutive victory in all competitions.
Unconfirmed sources have indicated that Matchroom’s Eddie Hearn is expanding his boxing operation to Monaco with a show lined up in the Principality in either October or November, according to the UK boxing press.
Liverpool’s Callum Smith has been mentioned as a possible name for the inaugural show, which is rumoured to be November 12. However, he has a mandatory British Super Middleweight title defence against Luke Blackledge on his plate as well as a date on Hearn’s October 15 bill in Liverpool, which is headlined by Tony Bellew’s maiden defence of his WBC cruiserweight title against America’s BJ Flores.
Hearn won the purse bid for Smith-Blackledge. The British Boxing Board of Control (BBBoC) states that it “will take place on a date and at a venue as yet to be advised” when confirming the successful bid.
Monaco is no stranger to big time boxing, as Rodney Berman put shows together on a regular basis and the Salle des Étoiles hosted boxing shows.
Ruslan Provodnikov was the last fighter to headline at the venue; he beat Jesus Alvarez Rodriguez in four rounds last November. Gennady Golovkin has also fought in Monaco, beating Nobuhiro Ishida, Osumanu Adama and Martin Murray (KO 3, KO 7 and TKO 11 respectively) in Middleweight title defences.
Sheffield-based promoter Dennis Hobson teamed up with Philippe Fondu for a show in 2006. Matthew Hatton (W RTD 6 over Aliaksandr Abramenka) and Femi Fehintola (W TKO 2 over Ivo Golakov) appeared on that one and both spoke glowingly about the experience of boxing in Monaco. If Hearn does make the move a slew of British fighters may benefit from the trip in coming years.