Jamel Herring withdraws from Jonathan Oquendo fight again due to another COVID-19 positive

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Herring-Oquendo canceled again

<p class="canvas-atom canvas-text Mb(1.0em) Mb(0)–sm Mt(0.8em)–sm" type="text" content="Herring (21-2, 10 KO) versus Oquendo (31-6, 19 KO) was initially scheduled for July 2. Herring had to cancel due to a positive COVID-19 test. He said this week he was feeling “more mentally strong and tough” after recovering from the virus.» data-reactid=»34″>Herring (21-2, 10 KO) versus Oquendo (31-6, 19 KO) was initially scheduled for July 2. Herring had to cancel due to a positive COVID-19 test. He said this week he was feeling “more mentally strong and tough” after recovering from the virus.

Shortly after it was announced Monday he would withdraw from the fight again due to “an undisclosed reason,” Top Rank announced the positive test and Herring took to Twitter to explain.

Herring doesn’t believe positive test

Jamel Herring keeps Juan Pablo Sanchez on the ropes during their lightweight boxing bout Saturday, May 12, 2018, in New York. (AP Photo/Kevin Hagen)Jamel Herring keeps Juan Pablo Sanchez on the ropes during their lightweight boxing bout Saturday, May 12, 2018, in New York. (AP Photo/Kevin Hagen)

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Jamel Herring is out of his Tuesday fight after a positive test for COVID-19. (AP Photo/Kevin Hagen)

He shared confirmation that he first tested positive on June 20 and tested negative on July 3.

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