MANILA, Philippines—Filipino wrestler Jeremy Miado was shocked to test positive for COVID-19 when he arrived in Singapore ahead of his alleged fight against Senzo Ikeda at ONE: Heavy Hitters.
Miado said he tested negative before he left Thailand and was surprised why he tested positive upon arrival. His family and teammates at Marrok Force, where the trainee, meanwhile, tested negative for COVID-19.
“I was surprised because I tested negative before I left Thailand, but when I arrived in Singapore they told me I was COVID positive,” Miado said in Filipino. “I was confused because it hadn’t even been 24 hours since I was tested in Thailand.”
“Of course I’m sad because all my hard work has gone to nothing.”
Miado (10-4) said he was not experiencing any symptoms while under ONE’s health and safety protocols and his main concern was ensuring his family was safe.
The 29-year-old knockout artist has his wife and son with him in Thailand, as Chesla is also training at Marrok Force.
“The first person I told about my COVID result was my coach and then I told my family that I was positive,” Miado said. “I told them the fight was off and I’m in quarantine.”
“Of course my wife was sad because she saw how hard I worked for this fight, but the only thing I could do here was stay in my hotel room. He’s still very supportive though and I just told him maybe God has a plan for me.”
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