The Moroccan heavyweight champion has a fight scheduled for November 7 against Romania’s Benjamin Adegbuyi.
Rabat – Morocco’s heavyweight kickboxing star Badr Hari announced today he has tested positive for COVID-19.
The champion shared the news on his social networks, reassuring his fans that he is recovering well after a couple days of sickness.
“I have tested positive for coronavirus. I’m currently in home quarantine and recovering well after a couple of days of sickness.”
Badr Hari added that his family took all safety precautions regarding COVID-19 “very seriously from the beginning of this pandemic but unfortunately this contamination occurred.”
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I have tested positive for coronavirus. I’m currently in Home quarantine and recovering well after a couple of days of sickness. We took all the safety precautions around COVID-19 very seriously from the beginning of this pandemic but unfortunately this contamination occurred. That shows us how seriously we have to take the virus. At this moment I need to rest and I will resume training as soon as possible. #UNSTOPPABLE
The champion asked his fans and followers to take the virus seriously.
“At this moment I need to rest and I will resume training as soon as possible,” the athlete said, using the hashtag “unstoppable.”
Badr Hari has worked out intensively on a daily basis as part of his recovery program after he sustained a leg injury during a 2019 fight against Dutch kickboxer Rico Verhoeven.
It remains to be seen whether Badr Hari will still fight against Romania’s Benjamin Adegbuyi during a combat scheduled for November 7.
Kickboxing league Glory announced the fight in September.
Badr Hari is among a growing number of international athletes who have contracted COVID-19.
In addition to Badr Hari, several Moroccan football players also tested positive for COVID-19, including Nabil Dirar and Soufiane Chakla.
Juventus superstar Cristiano Ronaldo tested positive for COVID-19 last week.