San Fernando Valley's Mikaela Meyer (12-0, 5 KOs) has tested positive for the COVID-19 as she has withdrawn from Tuesday's card on ESPN. Meyer, a 2016 U.S Olympian tested positive on Saturday as she was scheduled to take on Helen Joseph, Tuesday night at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas on ESPN co-feature.
Meyer was coming off a spectacular stoppage over Alejandra Soledad as she was looking ahead to her fight Tuesday. Here is what a heartbroken Meyer had to say as she posted on her Instagram account.
"I am heartbroken to report that I will no longer be fighting on Tuesday’s Top Rank card due to a positive result in my COVID-19 test yesterday.
It came as a complete surprise. I am currently asymptomatic and am quarantining at an off-site location per recommended guidelines.
The rest of my team tested negative and they are all in good health. I was really looking forward to bringing back boxing for all of you and I’m disappointed for myself, my team, my supporters and for my opponent, Helen Joseph, who worked just as hard to be here this week and put on a show for everyone.
After two hard back-to-back camps, not being able to step in to the ring both times, you can imagine how disappointed I am. However, these protocols were put into place for a reason and it's more important to care about the health and well being of my team and the people at this event. So I am complying with the rules set forth by the Nevada State Athletic Commission and Top Rank to keep everyone safe.
I will just have to take a quick break but I will be in the ring soon. I appreciate all the love and support. Please tune in to ESPN on Tuesday night and support the card and all of the fighters. Boxing is back and I'll be back,"