Eddie Hearn tests positive for coronavirus two weeks after mocking health advice


British boxing promoter Eddie Hearn has tested positive for coronavirus, two weeks after mocking public health advice from the government.

Hearn, who heads up Matchroom Boxing and most notably works with Anthony Joshua, announced his positive test result on Thursday evening.

“Gutted to just find out I tested positive for Covid-19 today and have to leave the bubble immediately,” Hearn tweeted, referencing environment set up around this weekend’s Matchroom card.

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

Just two weeks prior, Hearn appeared to undermine the government’s advice around preventing the spread of the disease.

“Wear a mask, wash your hands, keep your distance..how about get more exercise, eat healthily, boost your immune system,” he tweeted. 

“Just my morning thought. Have a good day!”

The 41-year-old seemed to be in good spirits on Friday morning, however, announcing that he would be speaking about Matchroom’s upcoming fights on Instagram Live.

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