Jorge Linares, the former sparring partner of Manny Pacquiao tested positive for the coronavirus ahead of his fight against Javier Fortuna on August 28 in California.
The former three-division world champion is asymptomatic as he is currently feeling well and without any symptoms. The promoters, however, are yet to come into decision whether to stop the fight or wait for few more days to decide.
Linares once helped Pacquiao for his preparation towards the trilogy against Mexican legend Juan Manuel Marquez wherein Pacman won via majority decision.
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Meanwhile, Mike Tyson’s much anticipated boxing comeback had to wait for a little longer after his exhibition bout against Roy Jones Jr., was moved to November 28 instead of its initial date, September 12.
The build-up for his return may have hit the peak that started in May showing videos of his amazing transformation and trainings.
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Tennis retired superstar Maria Sharapova was seen enjoying another sport, doing boxing training on the beach.
She even mentioned that she’s imagining hitting someone while hitting the pads with his trainer.
“I tried boxing as I needed to keep myself in good form.
“It was great as I could imagine some particular people whom I wanted to hit,” the former number rank female tennis player said.