The WBA sends its best wishes for recovery to Travis Kauffman

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The WBA sends its best wishes for recovery to Travis Kauffman
The WBA sends its best wishes for recovery to Travis Kauffman. Photo: Courtesy

Travis Kauffman became the first case of an active fighter infected with Coronavirus. On Thursday it was announced through various specialized websites that the Heavyweight fighter contracted the virus, a situation that the World Boxing Association (WBA) regrets.

The confirmation comes four days after Kauffman had taken the test, and he confirmed it through his social media. “Please keep my family and me in your prayers”, the fighter said. “I tested positive for Covid-19. This too shall pass”, he continued.

Kauffman is 34 years old and a native of Pennsylvania. He was scheduled to enter the ring on April 11th to fight against Nick Guivas but the event was postponed because of the pandemic. Now, he must battle the coronavirus, and the WBA, along with the entire boxing world, is praying for his speedy recovery.

This is the second case of a boxer who has been infected with the virus. A couple of days ago the former WBA-NABA champion, Derrick Jefferson, was reported to be in the hospital in Detroit after testing positive.

The WBA is also monitoring the situation of Otto Wallin, who a few days ago reported having Covid-19-like symptoms but has yet to be tested.

The WBA is also monitoring the situation of Otto Wallin, who a few days ago reported having Covid-19-like symptoms but has yet to be tested.


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