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Roberto Duran Hospitalized, Tests Positive for COVID-19

Family members have confirmed that the legendary Roberto "Hands of Stone" Duran has been hospitalized in a non-life-threatening condition on Thursday, and the retired boxing has tested positive for COVID-19.

The news came on a day when Panama set a new record for daily cases.

"Test results have just arrived for my dad, and they confirm he is positive for COVID-19," one of the boxer's sons, Robin Duran, indicated on Instagram.

"Thank God for now he doesn't have symptoms beyond a cold. He is not in intensive care nor on a respirator, just under observation."

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According to his son, the 69-year-old Duran was only hospitalized as a precautionary measure for a "respiratory virus" - but he was tested upon admission and came up positive for COVID-19.

"We just spoke to the doctor who told us that his lungs are fine and there are no indications of severe (illness)," Robin Duran said. "We continue to have faith that everything will be ok."

Duran, a national hero in Panama, has had numerous motion pictures and documentaries made on his life. He fought from 1970 to 2001, becoming a six time world champion along the way, and ended his career with a record of 103 wins, 16 defeats and 70 wins by knockout.

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