Mikaela Mayer tests positive for COVID-19, is taken off Top Rank card

Mayer was to fight Helen Joseph on the Shakur Stevenson-Felix Caraballo card from the MGM Grand in Las Vegas.

Mikaela Mayer has been pulled from her scheduled fight vs. Helen Joseph after testing positive for COVID-19, she announced Sunday on Instagram.

“It came as a complete surprise. I am currently asymptomatic and am quarantining at an off-site location per recommended guidelines,” Mayer, the NABF women’s super featherweight champion, wrote. “The rest of my team tested negative and they are all in good health.”

Mayer was to face Joseph on Tuesday as part of the Shakur Stevenson-Felix Caraballo card from the MGM Grand. The event — which will be held without spectators — will be the first boxing card in Las Vegas since the city’s entertainment industry was shut down in March because of the global outbreak of the coronavirus. Casinos reopened just last week.

“I was really looking forward to bringing back boxing for all of you and I’m disappointed for myself, my team, my supporters and for my opponent, Helen Joseph, who worked just as hard to be here this week and put on a show for everyone,” Mayer wrote.

Mayer. 29, is 12-0 with five KOs. She has defended her title three times, including a victory over Alejandra Soledad Zamora last October.

Source link

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *


Coronavirus: Severe mental health problems rise amid pandemic

Image copyright Getty Images Doctors are seeing a rise in people reporting severe mental health difficulties, a group of NHS leaders says. It follows a more than 30% drop in referrals to mental health services during the peak of the pandemic. But there are predictions that the recent rise will mean demand actually outstrips pre-coronavirus […]

Three new coronavirus cases in Kingston

Three new coronavirus cases have been confirmed in Kingston’s riverside area in recent days according to the latest Public Health England (PHE) update. The cases were reported in the most recent release of Covid-19 coronavirus data from PHE amid the ongoing pandemic that has seen it spread across the globe. According to the PHE data, […]