Panama- Hands of Stone boxing legend hospitalized with coronavirus

Panama- Hands of Stone boxing legend hospitalized with coronavirus

Legendary boxer Roberto Duran tested positive for COVID-19 and has since been hospitalized in Panama City, his son announced on Instagram on Thursday.

The news was confirmed by the 69-year-old's son Robin on Instagram who revealed that Duran now only has symptoms of a common cold.

Duran, 69, was taken to the health center as a preventive measure due to his age and because "he has a lung that does not work 100% due to an accident he suffered in 2001 in Argentina", his son said in the post. "Thank God, he has no other symptoms than a cold". "The test results for my dad have arrived and confirm that he tested positive for Covid-19", he wrote.

The younger Duran added, as translated from Spanish, "He is not in intensive care or on a ventilator, he is still under observation".

"The doctor tells us his lungs are fine and there are no signs of seriousness".

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Duran is considered one of the all-time greats, having made his name as a lightweight champion before claiming world titles at welterweight, light middleweight and middleweight. Five months later, Leonard won back his title with an eighth-round technical knockout in New Orleans, when Duran was heard by the referee to say "No mas" ("No more").

He retired with 119 fights under his belt. racking up 103 wins and only 16 losses.

However, he was inducted into the World Boxing Hall of Fame in 2006 and was enshrined in the International Boxing Hall of Fame in 2007.

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