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Anthony Yarde's Father Dies of Coronavirus, Urges Everyone To Stay Home

Anthony Yarde has revealed that his father has died of coronavirus as he urged people to stay at home at respect social distancing.

The 28-year-old who boxed Sergey Kovalev for the WBO light-heavyweight title last year said that his father had been fit and had suffered no health issues before becoming infected.

He took to Instagram to reveal his tragic news.

“I’m a very private person and tbh I’m still in shock but maybe this can help people stay at home,” he wrote. “My dad passed away from this virus yesterday and he was fit with no health issues.

“The more people go out and mingle the longer this isolation will last and the more it will spread. I’m not a doctor but I do know if you stay home you are less likely to catch it or pass it on. It’s seriously not worth the risk.”


Yarde, who has won his only fight since losing his unbeaten record to Kovalev in Russia last August, had been due to face Lyndon Arthur next month but the fight was rescheduled to July 11.

The death toll in the UK from coronavirus reached 1,228 yesterday, with the number of people who have died worldwide now topping 30,000.

A statement from Yarde’s promoter Frank Warren said: “Frank Warren and everyone at Queensberry Promotions would like to express sincere condolences to Anthony Yarde and his family after the untimely passing of his father.

“Coronavirus is an issue affecting all of us, but that doesn’t make the individual casualties any less tragic. We hope that his fans listen to Anthony’s heartfelt plea for people to take the governments advice seriously so we can try and minimise the suffering of others.”

User Comments and Feedback
Comment by BigZ44 on 03-30-2020

[QUOTE=theface07;20487862]A joke? Hell no it was no joke. You're just trying to save face after you've been condemned for that comment. That ain't no joke. What's the punchline you ignorant clown?[/QUOTE] Goodness you are a psycho, it's just a jab…

Comment by The plunger man on 03-30-2020

[QUOTE=theface07;20487881]If this virus causes hundreds of thousands of deaths there should be serious restrictions put on the Chinese economy just like Germany in world war II. Obviously it was a different situation where people were intentionally targeted and killed but…

Comment by theface07 on 03-30-2020

[QUOTE=Young Bidness;20487593]Sad news. Surreal. with the USA nearly doubling China's stats for a country of 330million compared to 1.4billion in China. This is all some weird conspiracy shet. Unless of course Americans have the worst habits worldwide with cleansing responsibility…

Comment by ShoulderRoll on 03-30-2020

[QUOTE=theface07;20487870]I actually agree. I'm no super patriot like you but China is to blame. People say "Don't blame the Chinese. It spread so quickly because of the high density of their population." My response to them is, yes, it is…

Comment by theface07 on 03-30-2020

[QUOTE=The plunger man;20487154]yes shoulder and it’s time our governments started really coming down on the Chinese as those ****ers have chucked unbearable consequences on to all nations , at these times and with all empathy possible you and your family…

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