‘Praying for you champ’: Boxing world gathers around Anthony Yarde after his grandmother dies from the corona virus just days after his father died from Covid-19
- After a second heartbreak, the boxing world has gathered around Anthony Yarde
- The British boxer told Friday night that his Nan had died of the corona virus
- From the news it follows that the 28-year-old lost his father to the same disease
- Billy Joe Saunders and Anthony Fowler lead the way in tribute to Yarde
Billy Joe Saunders and a host of boxing stars have paid their respects to Anthony Yarde after the British boxer suffered a second heartbreaking loss of the corona virus this week.
The 28-year-old told social media last night that he had lost his grandmother to the deadly coronavirus, which claimed the lives of 3,605 people in the UK.
It follows from the news of his father’s death to the same illness a few days earlier, meaning the Hackney-born hunter suffered two losses in a matter of days.
Boxing stars have paid respect after Anthony Yarde suffered a second heartbreaking loss
Yarde told social media that his Nan died of coronavirus just days after his father
And the boxing world has come together to support the Briton, who was last in action when he lost to Sergey Kovalev in August 2019.
WBO Super Middleweight Champion Billy Joe Saunders responded to Yarde’s emotional statement saying, “Sorry for your loss champion.”
Gold Medalist for the Commonwealth Games Ashley Fowler also wrote ‘Praying for you champ’ while Ashley Theopane wrote ‘Condolences’.
Young prospect Dennis McCann expressed his condolences to his fellow fighter and wrote, “Stay strong bro.”
Billy Joe Saunders leads a host of boxing stars to pay their respects to their fellow fighter
The television world also shared the support of the British fighter. Fred Sirieix, the host of reality show First Dates, responded to the tweet and wrote, “I’m so sorry.”
Meanwhile, The Only Way’s Essex star James Bennewith replied, “Mate, I’m sorry for your loss.”
Yarde told the heartbreaking news Friday evening in an emotional social media post.
Those from the TV world also expressed condolences, including First Dates’ Fred Sirieix
“We have now lost my Nana to this virus,” the 28-year-old posted to his 15,000 followers on Twitter. “My father and his mother passed days in a row.”
“It is serious! People still go out when they don’t have to. I know there are many opinions about Covid-19 and I have mine, but I just know that opinions are not worth putting your life and others on the line. ‘
Yarde’s promoter, Frank Warren, also expressed his grief over the heartbreaking loss of his fighter
“Just stay at home. RIP Father 27.3.20. RIP Nana 2.4.20. My heart really goes out to all people who suffer in different ways. ‘
Yarde’s promoter Frank Warren wrote on Twitter: ‘We are extremely sad to learn that Anthony Yarde has now lost his Nan to the corona virus.