Promoter Eddie Hearn confirms positive coronavirus test

‘Heading home to rest – catch up tomorrow’: Eddie Hearn confirms positive coronavirus test as promoter leaves secure bubble ahead of Joshua Buatsi’s bout with Marko Calic

  • Eddie Hearn said he left the secure bubble ‘immediately’ after testing positive 
  • Joshua Buatsi is set to take on Marko Calic on Sunday in Milton Keynes 
  • Hearn was the only member of the wider camp involved to give a positive test

Eddie Hearn has tested positive for Covid-19 ahead of Joshua Buatsi’s bout with Marko Calic on Sunday.

Matchroom Boxing chief Hearn said he left the secure bubble ‘immediately’ on receipt of his positive test result.

Buatsi will take on Calic for the WBA international light heavyweight title on Sunday in Milton Keynes.

Eddie Hearn has tested positive for Covid-19 and has left the secure bubble in Milton Keynes

Joshua Buatsi (above) will take on Marko Calic for the WBA international light heavyweight title

Hearn 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.’

Hearn, like all of his fighters, is tested regularly for coronavirus, with his positive test coming upon entering the ‘bubble’ of all those involved.

He played a key role in bringing boxing back to television audiences after the sport was suspended due to the outbreak of the Covid-19 pandemic.

He ended up putting fights on ‘in his garden’ – a stunning development of a boxing ring at Matchroom HQ.

But Hearn – who insisted no one else from the wider camp tested positive – will not be present




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