Boxing Star Anthony Yarde: My Father Just Died From Coronavirus! (Pics) - MTO News

Popular boxing sensation Anthony Yarde just suffered a terrible loss, MTO News has learned. The boxer told fans last night that his father has died from the coronavirus.

And his dad was a healthy man otherwise. According to Anthony said his father had NO underlying health issues. The boxer also urged people to stay at home amid the deadly pandemic

The 28-year-old light heavyweight contender revealed the sad news on his Instagram early Sunday morning.

Yarde wrote: 'I'm a very private person and TBH I'm still in shock but maybe this can help people stay home.

'My Dad passed away from this virus yesterday and he was fit with no health issues. The more people go out and mingle the longer this isolation will last and the more it will spread.

'I'm not a doctor but I do know if you stay home you are less likely to catch it or pass it on. It's seriously not worth the risk.'

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A statement from Yarde’s promoter Frank Warren said: “Frank Warren and everyone at Queensberry Promotions would like to express sincere condolences to Anthony Yarde and his family after the untimely passing of his father.

“Coronavirus is an issue affecting all of us, but that doesn’t make the individual casualties any less tragic. We hope that his fans listen to Anthony’s heartfelt plea for people to take the government's advice seriously so we can try and minimize the suffering of others.”