It was revealed by the World Boxing Council, 24-year-old Czech boxer Fabiana Bytyqi - who holds the WBC atomweight championship - has been diagnosed with the COVID-19 coronavirus and is currently undergoing treatment.
The sanctioning body made the disclosure through their social networks and wished the boxer a speedy recovery.
"The president of the World Boxing Council, Mauricio Sulaimán, and the entire organization he represents, send their best wishes for the prompt and full recovery of Fabiana Bytyqi, who is facing health problems due to the coronavirus," the WBC's notice stated.
"Fabiana made history by becoming the first female boxer from the Czech Republic to win a world title, thanks to her September 2018 victory over Denise Castle. On November 30, 2019, Bytyqi defeated Mexican challenger Ana Arrazola by unanimous decision, in which it was the second defense of its championship," added the agency.
Finally, they wished the boxer with an undefeated record of 15-0-1 and 5 knockouts, strength at this tough moment in her life.
"The entire family of the WBC is sending Fabiana a warm hug," the sanctioning body concluded regarding the first confirmed case of a world monarch being diagnosed with COVID-19.