Advertisement: IBO Boxing
Advertisement
Boxingscene.com
Advertisement

Marc Castro Tests Positive For COVID-19; Featherweight Prospect’s Pro Debut Delayed

Marc Castro’s pro debut has been delayed again.

Matchroom Boxing, Castro’s promoter, announced Thursday morning that the highly touted featherweight prospect has tested positive for COVID-19 and has been removed from a card scheduled for Saturday night in Tulsa, Oklahoma. The 20-year-old Castro was supposed to meet Mexico’s Raul Corona (2-3, 0 KOs) in a four-round, 128-pound bout on the Cecilia Braekhus-Jessica McCaskill undercard at a makeshift, outdoor venue in downtown Tulsa.

Castro, of Fresno, California, first was scheduled to make his pro debut April 17 at MGM National Harbor in Oxon Hill, Maryland. That entire card was canceled due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

marc-castro_1

Castro is an accomplished amateur who signed earlier this year with Eddie Hearn’s Matchroom Boxing USA and manager Keith Connolly.

Like the other fighters on the card, Castro arrived in Tulsa on Saturday night, remained mostly in quarantine and had passed previous pre-fight COVID-19 tests before failing another test Wednesday. Castro joked during an interview with BoxingScene.com earlier this week about facing an opponent whose surname is Corona during the coronavirus pandemic.

“It didn’t really hit me until somebody told me,” Castro said. “Then I was like, ‘Oh, wait.’ It’s funny. It’s ironic.”

DAZN will stream the Braekhus-McCaskill card in the United States, starting at 8 p.m. ET/5 p.m. PT.

Norway’s Braekhus (36-0, 9 KOs) will attempt what would be record-breaking 26th defenses of her WBA and WBC welterweight titles versus Chicago’s McCaskill (8-2, 3 KOs). The 38-year-old Braekhus also will defend her IBF, IBO and WBO 147-pound crowns.

Keith Idec is a senior writer/columnist for BoxingScene.com. He can be reached on Twitter @Idecboxing. 

User Comments and Feedback
Comment by crisantonio917 on 08-14-2020

Is it Marc or Marcia? Dude looks like a broad with too many teeth...

Comment by aboutfkntime on 08-13-2020

" [I]had passed previous pre-fight COVID-19 tests[/I] " bingo ! another false-positive... due to the fake testing kits from China you suckers who believe this shlt are getting played like bltches from the other thread..... [B][U]Robert David Steele:[/U][/B] Ex-CIA leading…

ADD COMMENT VIEW COMMENTS (2)
Advertisement
Top Headlines
Briedis, Dorticos - Face-Off at Final Press Conference Lubin's Coach: We Are Ready To Fight The Charlo-Rosario Winner Next Matthysse Jr. Makes Pro Debut on Oct 24 in Sao Paulo, Brazil Dorticos: I Came Back To WBSS To Win It All, No Matter Who Or Where I Had To Fight Aaron Alameda: You'll Really See What I’m Made Of Against Luis Nery Roman: I Want A Rematch With Akhmadaliev; I Want Those Titles Back Derevyanchenko Promises To Be More Aggressive And Push Jermall Charlo Ellerbe: Charlos Will Begin Great PPV Run Like Mayweather - They Talk Sh-t But Back It Up! Josh Taylor Focused: It Only Takes One Punch in Boxing Dave Coldwell Has High Hopes For Lerrone Richards Haye Explains Why Chisora Will Down Usyk in Huge Shocker Povetkin Promoter: After Whyte Rematch, We Will Pursue Tyson Fury Loeffler: Bohachuk is One of The Most Talked About Rising Stars in Boxing What Next For The World Boxing Super Series? Nestor Bravo Decisions Jose Luis Gallegos Over Ten Rounds Fury Promoter: Wilder Trilogy Will Not Be Held Behind Closed Doors Vic Pasillas Takes Out Ranfis Encarnacion in Six Rounds PBC on FS1 LIVE Results: Maidel Sando Decisions Genc Pllana Jack Catterall: Jose Ramirez Must Fight Me or Vacate - I'll Beat Him! Cristofer Rosales Returns To The Ring in Miami, Florida Julio Cesar Chavez Jr, Mario Cazares - Face-Off at Final Presser Sergio Martinez vs. Jussi Koivula Deal Reached For December 5 Charlo-Derevyanchenko, Charlo-Rosario: Judges, Refs For Fights Leonard Ellerbe: Jermall And Jermell Charlo Will Each Win Via KO Charlo, Rosario - Face-Off at Final Press Conference Charlo, Derevyancehnko - Face-Off at Final Press Conference News: Pitters vs. Richards, Thorslund-Radovanvic, Ramla Ali Vic Pasillas: No Pressure To Get KO But I Must Look Impressive In This Fight Jarrell Miller Blames Sexual Performance Drug For Test Failure Beterbiev-Deines To Be Rescheduled For Dec. 11 in Moscow, Without Vlasov-Salamov Vasiliy Lomachenko vs. Teofimo Lopez - Undercard Information Josh Taylor On Khongsong: I'm Not Gonna Start Underestimating People Now Kevin Torres, Mark DeLuca Win Bouts in Tijuana, Mexico Josh Taylor, Apinun Khongsong - Face-Off at Final Presser Bob Arum: Ramirez-Taylor Won't Happen Until 2021, When Fans Can Attend Nery: After I Beat Alameda, I Would Like To Fight Brandon Figueroa Next Usyk vs. Chisora Confirmed For October 31 Shakur Stevenson Wants His Mandated Title Shot Against Jamel Herring Next Showtime's Espinoza Promises Charlos PPV Will Deliver Bang For Consumer Buck Jeison Rosario: This Fight Can Be The One To Define My Legacy
Advertisement
Advertisement
Latest Forum Threads
Advertisement
Advertisement