Boxing icon Roberto Durán revealed that he has tested positive for COVID-19 on Thursday. Durán was admitted to a local hospital and is being treated in Panama City, Panama.
“My father’s tests have just arrived and confirm that he is positive for COVID-19. Thank God he is not having symptoms beyond something similar to a cold,” Durán’s son, Robin, stated.
Durán, who is 69-years-old, is considered an at-risk patient for the virus because of an accident in 2001 that damaged his lung. Luckily, the virus has not damaged his lungs any further.
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Acaban de llegar los exámenes de mi papá y es nuestro deber como familia comunicarles la información correcta. Por ahora sigue sin síntomas más alla de un simple resfriado. No está en cuidados intensivos ni en respiradero, sigue bajo observación. Acabamos de hablar con el doctor y nos comenta que los pulmones están bien y no hay indicios de gravedad. Sigamos teniendo fé que todo saldrá bien. Los mantengo informados. Saludos!
“We have just spoken with the doctor and he told us his lungs are fine and there are no signs of any serious damage,” Robin Durán told fans on Instagram.
Durán is best known for his two battles with “Sugar” Ray Leonard in the 1980’s. Durán handed Leonard his first loss in New Orleans before losing the rematch in Montreal. His career stands the test of time as he emerged with a record of 103-16 and 70 knockouts. He was inducted into the International Boxing Hall of Fame back in 2007.