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Sports News of Thursday, 26 March 2020


Coronavirus: AJ is "fit and healthy" despite contact with infected Prince Charles

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World Heavyweight Boxing Champion, Anthony Joshua, is "fit and healthy" with no symptoms of COVID-19 despite contact with Prince Charles who has tested positive for the virus.

As of March 26, the United Kingdom has recorded at least 9,640 coronavirus cases with a total of 465, according to Johns Hopkins University & Medicine.

Recall that reported that the Nigerian-British boxer has gone into self-isolation after contact with the Prince, 71, who had been showing mild symptoms "but otherwise remains in good health," according to the Clarence House.

Joshua, on March 9, alongside some sports and entertainment stars, were the guests of the Prince and Queen Elizabeth, at the Commonwealth Day service held at Westminster Abbey.

An official spokesman said, "AJ is at home following government guidelines, he is fit and well. He wishes everyone affected a speedy recovery and a huge thank you to all the front line key workers."

Joshua is due to defend his IBF, WBA and WBO heavyweight titles against mandatory challenger Pulev at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium on June 20.

Amid the nationwide lockdown, he is keeping busy at home to remain in shape but with upcoming fights being shelved across the board, Joshua’s hopes of meeting fellow Briton Tyson Fury for the undisputed crown face being pushed back to 2021 at the earliest.