COVID-19 KOs Jamel Herring

WBO junior lightweight champion Jamel Herring has tested positive for COVID-19, forcing the cancellation of his July 2 defense against Jonathan Oquendo. Herring is feeling fine and expects to be back in the ring in a few weeks.

“Last week, I tested positive for COVID-19. That’s the bad news,” Herring wrote on Twitter. “The good news however is, I feel OK and have self-isolated until I receive a clean bill of health. My WBO Junior Lightweight world title defense against Jonathan Oquendo will be rescheduled shortly.”

Note: Top Rank has rescheduled two bouts that were cancelled due to COVID-19. Jose Pedraza vs. Mikkel LesPierre will headline July 2, replacing Herring-Oquendo. Also, the female junior lightweight bout between Mikaela Mayer and Helen Joseph is now slated for July 14.
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  • Just wonder how many people are walking around with COVID-19 and feel fine. It could be you too!!!

    • Yep, perfect point! What’s sad is some folks will be a simple carrier and pass it onto someone who have a fatal response to the virus.
      Why do some humans carry the COVID-19 virus and not have trouble? Recent research is indicating some of us have genes that keep our immune systems simmered down when we are exposed to certain microbes. Yep, it’s true. However, a sensitive immune system is what causes a cytokine storm in some infected with the COVID-19 that leads to death via inflammation and gross sepsis. Folks, I have been told by researchers where I work that the COVID-19 virus will be around for the next few years till things settle and some populations develop herd immunity. Yep, get used to it. It’s frustrating, but protecting yourself helps to protect others.

      • Yup. I’ve come to the conclusion that eventually we are all going to get sick from it. So at this point it’s more to try and prolong being infected with it as much as possible while scientists discover medical treatment that will help up overcome it with little damage.

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