The World Boxing Association (WBA) sends its best wishes to the legend Roberto Duran, who was diagnosed with Covid-19, as his son Robin informed through his social media.
“Manos de Piedra” (“Hands of Stone”) is one of the most important fighters in the history of Latin American boxing and a lifelong ally of the WBA. Several media reported on Thursday that he had been hospitalized with viral symptoms and was awaiting the results of the virus. However, his relatives confirmed that he was positive for Covid-19 in the evening.
His sons reported that the symptoms are mild and that Duran is stable and calm regardless of the diagnosis. The former Panamanian boxer has always been willing to support the WBA in all its events and programs, and this feeling is mutual, so the pioneer organization is following very closely the progress of its friend.
Roberto is a strong and brave man who has won the toughest battles in and out of the ring. The WBA family prays for Duran and wishes him a speedy and successful recovery.