Herring tests positive, WBO defense off again

Tomorrow’s Top Rank on ESPN main event between WBO junior lightweight world champion Jamel Herring and Jonathan Oquendo will not proceed as scheduled after Herring tested positive for COVID-19 earlier this morning. The Mikaela Mayer-Helen Joseph junior lightweight bout will be Tuesday’s main event.

Said Herring, “I’m extremely disappointed that I’m not going to be able to fight tomorrow night. As I’ve shared previously, I tested positive for COVID-19 on June 22 after exhibiting symptoms. I quarantined and recovered as directed by my doctor. I then retested on July 3 and my test was negative, so this result is a complete surprise. I was fully prepared to make my second title defense tomorrow night. I am hoping that my team and Top Rank can reschedule this fight soon. Thank you for all the support everyone has shown. I can’t wait to get back in the ring and perform.”

In addition, the Luis Melendez-Eddie Vazquez bout has been canceled due to Melendez testing positive for COVID-19.

The ESPN telecast will continue as follows:

Main Event: Mikaela Mayer vs. Helen Joseph, 10 Rounds, Junior Lightweight
Clay Collard vs. Lorawnt-T Nelson, 6 Rounds, Middleweight
Ruben Cervera vs. Clay Burns, 6 Rounds, Lightweight
Javier Martinez (Pro Debut) vs. Jonathan Burrs, 4 Rounds, Middleweight

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    • Yes, thank God there are astute people left on the planet who can recognize the most heinous liberal plot ever by Soros, Gates and the Clintons. They’ve not only taken over the liberal media but now are controlling every single government on the planet except for the US and Brazil. Thanks to our most powerful, brilliant and fearless leader President Donald J Trump and the great President of Brazil, Jail Bolsonaro, who will continue to fight against these monsters regardless of the dangers posed to them.

      The most frightening aspect of this hoax is how they’ve also been able to get virtually the entire medical profession to keep this hoax going. There’s no limit to what the liberal elites do to control the lives of the American people.

      I’m sure this has all cost Soros and Gates an enormous amount of money, that they’ve only been able to replenish by timely investments in the mannequin, casket and face mask businesses.

      • Maybe they should dig up all the people who have died from this virus and arrest them for fraud.

  • Top Rank has been having a tough run this year. Hardly nothing but cancellations. Seems everyone will get the COVID twice before its all said and done.

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