Luke Campbell forced out of Ryan Garcia fight after testing positive for coronavirus, confirms Eddie Hearn

Luke Campbell forced out of Ryan Garcia fight after testing positive for coronavirus, confirms Eddie Hearn

LUKE CAMPBELL has tested positive for coronavirus and been forced out of his fight with Ryan Garcia.

Hull’s 2012 Olympic golden boy and lightweight ace was due to fly to America to face the red-hot 22-year-old prospect on December 5.

Now he faces another fight instead after his Matchroom promoter Eddie Hearn revealed he has contracted Covid-19.

He tweeted: “Unfortunately @luke11campbell tested positive for Covid 19. He has completed isolation and resumes training shortly but will not be fit for Dec 5.”

The spiteful showdown was supposed to finally launch DAZN in the UK.

The London-based streaming service was due to hold the bout in the middle of the West Coast afternoon so British fans could tune in at 11pm instead of the usual Sunday dawn.

And, unlike the Premier League clubs milking fans for £14.95-per-game, DAZN will roll out an introductory £1.99-a-month plan.

But Hearn insists the clash is just postponed instead of off completely.

He added: “We are working on a new date with @GoldenBoyBoxing and @DAZNBoxing and only anticipate a very short delay to this great fight.”

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