"My father's exams have just arrived and
confirm that he is positive for COVID-19," Robin Duran said on
his Instagram account.
"For now he still doesn't show symptoms, beyond a simple cold,
he is not in intensive care, nor on a respirator, he is still
under observation," he added.
The 69-year-old Panamanian former boxer retired in 2001 and is
considered one of the best lightweights in history. He fought
over five decades, held four different world titles, and his
record stands at 103 wins, with 70 knockouts and 16 losses.
Known for his aggressive punching power, Duran, who grew up in
Panama City's poor El Chorillo district and won his first title
in 1972, is today regarded as a national hero.
"The doctor tells us his lungs are fine and there are no signs
of seriousness. Let's continue to have faith that everything
will turn out well," said Robin Duran.
Panama has recorded 29,037 known coronavirus infections and 564
(Reporting by Elida Moreno; Additional reporting by Carlos Calvo
Pacheco; Writing by Anthony Esposito; Editing by Ana Nicolaci da
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