Eddie Hearn tests positive for COVID-19

COVID-19 strikes yet again.

The coronavirus has forced boxers to be pulled from their respective fights. Now, it's struck the promotional side.

Eddie Hear, promoter of Matchroom Boxing, revealed that he has tested positive for COVID-19 and will have to leave the bubble ahead of Sunday's card in England headlined Joshua Buatsi squaring off against Marko Calic.  

"Gutted to just find out I tested positive for Covid-19 today and have to leave the bubble immediately," Hearn said. "Thankfully, all other tests were negative. Heading home to rest - catch up tomorrow."

All 12 fighters who are scheduled to be on the card, which takes place from Marshall Arena at Stadium MK in Milton Keynes, England, live on DAZN, tested negative. Since Hearn left the bubble, he cannot be at any of the remaining fight week activities unless the test was a false positive. 

This is Matchroom's second round of "Fight Camp,"  highlighted by Alexander Povetkin rebounding from two knockdowns to knock out Dillian Whyte on Aug. 22. 

After the show on Sunday, there will be four more Matchroom events that will take place in the United Kingdom that will air on the global streaming service.

The most notable card right now on the docket occurs in Mexico on Oct. 23, led by Juan Francisco Estrada defending the WBC super flyweight belt in a rematch against Carlos Cuadras; Rom├ín "Chocolatito" Gonz├ílez puts the WBA super flyweight championship on the line vs. Israel Gonzalez; and Julio Cesar Martinez defends the WBC flyweight strap against Maximino Flores, also on DAZN.

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