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Castro tests positive for Covid-19

The debut of Fresno’s touted super-featherweight prospect Marco Castro has been cancelled after the fighter and his father/trainer Tony tested positive for Covid-19.

Castro was due to box on the Cecilia Braekhus-Jessica McCaskill bill on the streets of Tulsa, Oklahoma, on Saturday but he and his father are now under quarantine and isolated from the other fighters and personnel involved in the show.

The card will go ahead as planned after all other tests proved negative.

“We are all extremely disappointed for Marc that his debut has been postponed following his positive test for Covid-19,” said Dr. Rod Ballelos, Matchroom’s Chief Medical Officer.

“Marc and his father will now be under strict quarantine, and plans are being made to ensure the safety of everyone still involved in the event, as well as to not expose the community and contribute to this already devastating pandemic.

“While it is upsetting news for all concerned, I believe the strict protocols that we have put in place – ensuring a negative test prior to travel to Tulsa, quarantine upon arrival to the hotel, then tested once again – have proven to be effective. Furthermore, social distancing, religious use of masks, and the sanitary practices we have put in place have also proved that such basic practices do work in preventing the spread of Covid-19.”

Main image: Ed Mulholland/Matchroom USA.