Talented professional boxer Anthony Joshua said on Wednesday that he has “lost close ones” due to the novel coronavirus.

Reports from Punch reveal that, the World heavyweight champion’s title defence bout against IBF mandatory challenger Kubrat Pulev was scheduled for June, but is set to be rescheduled due to the pandemic

While expressing  his feelings  on his YouTube channel the WBA, IBF, WBO and IBO champion stated that:

“Wherever you are in the world I’m just checking in personally for everyone to just say, I hope you were well I will keep it safe,” Joshua, 30,.

“I’ve lost no one immediate to me. But I’ve lost close ones from my boxing gym, close friends and friends of friends. And it gets serious when it starts coming closer to home.”

The Briton admitted he is missing his daily routine while he stays in lockdown. Speaking further, he said,

“I would love to be out there right now doing the most on my dirt bikes, meeting up with my boys, sparring, going down to the boxing gym. Even a rebel like me is trying to follow some guidelines to do the right thing,”

AFP