Promoter Eddie Hearn gestures during a Mexican-US WBA, IBF, WBO and IBO heavyweight boxing champion Andy Ruiz Jr (L) and Britain’s Anthony Joshua (R) promotional press conference for the “Clash on the Dunes” fight, set to take place in December, in London on September 6, 2019. – The “Clash on the Dunes” is scheduled to take place in Diriya, Saudi Arabia on December 7. (Photo by DANIEL LEAL-OLIVAS / AFP)

Leading British boxing promoter Eddie Hearn has tested positive for the coronavirus ahead of Joshua Buatsi’s bout with Marko Kalic on Sunday.

Matchroom Boxing chief Hearn said he left the secure bubble “immediately” after learning of his positive test.

Ghanian-born British fighter Buatsi will take on Kalic for the WBA international light heavyweight title on Sunday in Milton Keynes.

Hearn, 41, insisted he was the only person to test positive in the wider camp building up to the fight to be staged at Stadium MK’s Marshall Arena.

“Gutted to just find out I tested positive for COVID-19 today and have to leave the bubble immediately,” Hearn posted on Twitter.

“Thankfully all other tests were negative. Heading home to rest – catch up tomorrow.”


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