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Boxing supremo Barry Hearn, 72, tests positive for coronavirus just days after son Eddie

, Boxing supremo Barry Hearn, 72, tests positive for coronavirus just days after son Eddie

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.

Barry Hearn has tested positive for Covid-19

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.

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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.

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