The head of Matchroom Boxing Eddie Hearn has tested positive for the Coronavirus and has been forced to leave the fight bubble ahead of his show this Sunday. Hearn took to social media on Thursday to break the news ahead of this weekend’s card at the Marshall Arena in Milton Keynes.
“Gutted to just find out I tested positive for Covid-19 today and have to leave the bubble immediately,” Hearn wrote on Twitter. “Thankfully all other tests were negative. Heading home to rest – catch up tomorrow.”
Luckily, all fighters boxing on the card tested negative ahead of the event which is set to be headlined by a fight between 2016 Olympic Bronze medallist Joshua Buatsi (12-0) who takes on Croatia’s Marko Calic (11-0) in a light-heavyweight fight between two undefeated prospects. In the co-main event, Chantelle Cameron and Adriana Dos Araujo will face off for the vacant WBC super-lightweight title live on Sky Sports.
Buatsi vs Calic – Oct 4, live on Sky Sports
Joshua Buatsi vs Marko Calic
Chantelle Cameron vs Adriana Dos Santos Araujo
Alen Babic vs Niall Kennedy
Aqib Fiaz vs Kane Baker
Linus Udofia vs John Harding Jr
Are you surprised to hear Eddie Hearn has tested positive for COVID-19?