BARRY HEARN, the UK’s leading sports promoter, has tested positive for Covid-19.
The 72-year-old, who runs snooker, darts and boxing, has begun a period of self-isolation in accordance with UK government guidelines after catching coronavirus.
His son Eddie, 41, who runs boxing events, also tested positive last week and had to leave the Fight Camp bubble to protect his boxers.
A spokesperson said: “Barry feels well and is not displaying any symptoms. Additional staff and family members have also been tested and all found negative.”
In April, Hearn suffered a heart attack and underwent an emergency op in Essex.
Unlike Barry, Eddie is believed to be suffering with flu-like symptoms.
On Thursday he tweeted: “Gutted to just find out I tested positive for Covid-19 today and have to leave the bubble immediately.
“Thankfully all other tests were negative. Heading home to rest – catch up tomorrow”.
Luckily Eddie was the only person to return a positive test as fighters and staff entered the Matchroom bubble ahead of the show in Milton Keynes this weekend.