Copper Box
The Copper Box played host to Handball to much acclaim during London 2012.

Dereck Chisora and Tyson Fury's European Heavyweight Championship eliminator bouts are not under threat despite substantial damage to the Copper Box Arena forcing the cancelation of four international netball matches.

England will now face New Zealand - one of the Tri-Series matches scheduled from 20-21 January - behind closed-doors after the floor of the Olympic venue was damaged during the weekend's 'Battle of London' fitness exhibition.

Ticket holders will be offered a full refund after venue operator Greenwich Leisure Ltd deemed the conditions "not of the sufficient quality to facilitate and host an international netball event".

Repairs are now under way to correct the problems with scheduled events at the Copper Box set to resume on 24 January, meaning the Frank Warren promoted heavyweight card including Briton Chisora, whose opponent Andriy Rudenko withdrew through injury last week, on 15 February will be unaffected.

"Repairs are now well under way and the venue is expected to be fully operational within the next 48 hours with scheduled events at the Copper Box Arena going ahead as planned from 24 January 2014," a venue statement read.

The undercard for the February event includes the unbeaten Fury, who is expected to earn a rematch against Chisora for the European title should he overcome his opponent who is still to be announced.

"Chisora versus Fury is the biggest fight out there and it could certainly be a world title eliminator, but plans can be upset," Warren said earlier this month.

"Chisora has - by no means - an easy fight against a hard and undefeated Ukrainian in Rudenko who's knocked out 16 of 24 opponents."

The winner of the summer showdown could well be in contention for a shot at the currently vacant WBC heavyweight title following the retirement of Vitali Klitschko in December though the governing body have ordered Bermane Stiverne and Cristobal Arreola meet for the title in 2014.

The remainder of the show, due to broadcast by BoxNation – the channel operated by Warren – includes Billy Joe Saunders and Nathan Cleverly, both of whom have yet to have their opponents confirmed.

The Copper Box hosted the Olympic handball preliminaries, modern pentathlon fencing and Paralympic goalball during London 2012 and last June Warren announced a deal to stage six fights at the 7,000 seater arena which was the first permanent venue to reopen since the Games.