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WBC champion Fabiana Bytyqi diagnosed with coronavirus

Bytyqi won the women’s atomweight title in 2018

Undefeated Czech atomweight Fabiana Bytyqi has become the first active boxing champion to be diagnosed with the coronavirus.

Bytyqi (15-0-1, 5 KO) defeated Denise Castle for the WBC title in 2018, then defended it with a split draw against Maria Soledad Vargas. She last saw action in November, defeating multi-time world title challenger Ana Arrazola, and BoxRec has her ranked second in the division behind former WBO flyweight and current WBA atomweight champ Monserrat Alarcon.

Judging by her Instagram, she seems to be doing alright at the moment.

The Czech Republic is presently in an official state of emergency, having closed its borders on March 16th and enacted a number of anti-coronavirus measures. It is, however, eyeing a rollback of some of them later this month.

We wish Bytyqi the best of luck in her recovery and hope to see her back at full strength once the world finds its footing again.

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