Boxer removed by World Boxing Super Series after Covid contact tracing
World Boxing Super Series organizers have released a statement following a positive Covid-19 test surrounding the cruiserweight final.
The main event featuring Mairis Briedis vs. Yuniel Dorticos in a world title clash for the Ali Trophy remains unaffected.
WBSS said the following: “After testing all of the boxers for tonight’s event in Munich, all tests have returned negative.
“However, a member of one of the undercard teams has been tracked to be in contact with a person who has tested positive for Covid-19.
“The boxer in question, Robert Talarek, returned a negative Covid-19 test result. But due to doctors’ advice and the stringent hygiene and safety protocols in place around the World Boxing Super Series event and the requirements from the Bavarian authorities, the boxer is removed from the event.
“Comosa AG has followed all of the required guidelines and takes the health & safety of everyone involved in the event extremely seriously.
“Comosa AG will formally announce a replacement, following the hygiene and safety procedures, later today.”
World Boxing Super Series information
No.1 & no.2 of the 200lb division clash for the Muhammad Ali Trophy on Saturday night!
The explosive match-up takes place behind-closed-doors at the Plazamedia Studios in Munich Saturday at 23:00 (CET). On the line: The Muhammad Ali Trophy, IBF World Championship, and vacant Ring Magazine 200 lbs belt.
Watch the Final live on DAZN in the U.S. & Canada, Sky Sports in the U.K., and Bildplus in Germany.