Frank Warren Opens Up on ‘Dreadful’ COVID-19 Experience: ‘I Was in Hospital for Eight Days’

Published 01/18/2021, 10:42 AM EST


Boxing promoter Frank Warren had a hard time dealing with Coronavirus as he tested positive just before Christmas. Initially, he claimed that he was fine, but later the situation worsened and he had to seek medical attention.

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While COVID-19 continues to scratch the sports community, boxing has been one of the prime victims. Several fights were canceled in 2020 to curb the pandemic outbreak. Although boxing is back on track, the Coronavirus still affects it in several ways.

Frank Warren recently connected with Seconds Out to share his dreadful experience with COVID-19. He appeared stable but claimed of being harshly affected by COVID-19, resulting in hospitalization for 8 days.

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Speaking on it, Warren said. “I was in hospital for eight days with COVID and I am alright mate. I tested positive just before Christmas didn’t feel too god.

“My wife wanted to call an ambulance, and I didn’t want to go to the hospital. So, they gave me a bit of oxygen, I went. And the next day I was really dreadful and she called the ambulance and I was at the hospital. That’s it.”

Warren further said that he met several patients over there who were much worse off. He recalled those moments for boxing fans. The Queensberry Promotions CEO continued, “So, stuck in the hospital with a lot of other really poor people, much worse than I was but guess it was an experience.”

Frank Warren and his future plans

Aged 68, Warren is one of the greatest promoters of all time. He has unveiled several blockbuster events. That said, COVID-19 also puts a dent on his pre-scheduled fights.

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Considering the new strain outbreak in the UK, the British Boxing Board of Council has canceled all the events in January. On February 27th, Frank Warren will revive the sport with an event headlined by Jamel Herring vs Carl Frampton.

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Boxing will subsequently witness some of its biggest fights this year. But COVID-19 turmoils continue to threaten the flow of boxing.

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Raj Sarkar

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A senior boxing writer at EssentiallySports, Raj Sarkar is a mass media graduate who is currently pursuing his master’s degree in broadcast journalism. In addition to his current role, he has worked with the MMA team at EssentiallySports and has interviewed prominent fighters such as Ritu Phogat and 'The Red King' Rory MacDonald. He combined his bachelor's degree with his adoration for combat sports and has a combined 2000 plus bylines in MMA and boxing over the last two years.

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