Anthony Yarde Loses Father To Coronavirus

Anthony Yarde’s Father Passes from Coronavirus

Anthony Yarde
Anthony Yarde

Anthony Yarde’s Father Passes from Coronavirus

All over the world, COVID-19 is affecting millions of people to varying degrees of severity. Some folks are working from home by order, which actually pleases them. Alternatively, others are still going in to work and finally, a staggering amount of individuals and families have lost their ability to make any money whatsoever. Then there are those who are sick themselves or have friends, families or loved ones who have fallen ill.


Unfortunately, some families are paying the ultimate cost after having been exposed to the insidious coronavirus. Tragically, light heavyweight boxer Anthony Yarde (19-1, 18 KO’s) has joined the ranks of this heartbreaking group. It’s has now been reported that Yarde lost his father to the COVID-19.

Under normal circumstances, Yarde is the type of individual to keep his personal matters under wraps. Yet this time, the hard-hitting light heavyweight contender thought it a better idea to share his story with the world. Living with COVID-19 has radically altered millions of lives. Yet still, there are quite a few people who are taking this global phenomenon lightly. With this class of person in mind, Yarde took to his Instagram account to provide a chilling cautionary tale of why this pandemic should be taken extremely seriously.

“I’m a very private person and tbh I’m still in shock, but maybe this can help people stay at 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.” ~Anthony Yarde, light heavyweight contender

Along with Yarde, his promoter, Frank Warren also made a public statement about the situation.

“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.” ~Frank Warren, Queensberry Promotions

3kingsboxing extend our heartfelt condolences to Anthony Yarde, as well as his immediate and extended family in this trying and tragic time.

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