Roberto Duran in ‘very good spirits’ as boxing legend recovers from coronavirus scare in hospital – The Sun

BOXING legend Roberto Duran is "on his way to recovery" after being hospitalised with coronavirus.

It was revealed last week that the 69-year-old Panamanian had been struck down by the virus.

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Duran’s son, Robin, broke the news on his Instagram page saying: “Test results have just arrived for my dad, and they confirm he is positive for Covid-19.

“Thank God for now he doesn't have symptoms beyond a cold.

"He is not in intensive care nor on a respirator, just under observation.

"We’ll be passing on more information over the days.”

Now the family have released a photo of the four-weight world champ from his hospital bed through the World Boxing Council's Instagram page.

They wrote: "The Duran family asked The WBC to notify the entire boxing community that our great champion, Roberto Duran, is in very good spirits and on his way to recovery!⁣”

The news of Duran's plight comes as his home nation of Panama set a new record for daily cases of Covid-19.

His son decided to take his father to hospital as a precaution due to one of his lungs not functioning properly following a car crash in Argentina back in 2001.

That accident led to the iconic fighter to finally retire from the ring after a stunning career that spanned over three decades.

Duran, who fought professionally from 1968 to 2001 and had an astonishing pro record of 103-16, enjoys legendary status in Panama and Latin America.

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