Boxer Mayer tests positive for COVID-19, out of return bout

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Posted at 4:15 PM, Jun 07, 2020
and last updated 2020-06-07 19:16:45-04

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Junior lightweight contender Mikaela Mayer has tested positive for COVID-19 and has been pulled from the co-main event of Las Vegas’ first major boxing card since the start of the coronavirus pandemic.

Mayer announced her positive test on social media two days before her scheduled bout against Helen Joseph in the Top Rank show at the MGM Grand Garden Arena.

Mayer is a former U.S. Olympian and a rising star in the 130-pound division.

Mayer is asymptomatic, but she says she tested positive for the virus on Saturday.

The rest of Mayer’s camp has tested negative, including her longtime coach, Al Mitchell.