Anthony Joshua staying home in self-isolation having met Prince Charles 16 days before he tested positive for coronavirus

Anthony Joshua is staying home in self-isolation like the majority of the country amid the current coronavirus pandemic.

The unified heavyweight world champion posted clips of himself homeschooling his son JJ on Wednesday, before it was announced that Prince Charles tested positive for the disease.

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Joshua is the unified WBA, IBF & WBO champion
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As he came into contact with Prince Charles at the Commonwealth Day celebration service 16 days ago, the question was raised about AJ’s condition.

However, a spokesperson for Joshua said: “AJ is at home following government guidelines, he is fit and well.

“He wishes everyone affected a speedy recovery and a huge thank you to all the front line key workers.”

Earlier in the week, the unified heavyweight champion Joshua said on social media: “Hi guys, hope everyone’s staying safe.

“It’s humbling to see people giving their everything right now to keep us safe. Shout out to everyone on the front-line.

“We see you, we appreciate you, we thank you and we’re in awe of you.”

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The quicker we work together to stop coronavirus spreading, the sooner we can get back into the pubs, the gyms and stadiums and arenas to see live sport again…

STAY AT HOME. Only leave for the following purposes:

  • to shop for basic essentials – only when you really need to
  • to do one form of exercise a day – such as a run, walk or cycle, alone or with other people you live with
  • for any medical need – for example, to visit a pharmacy or deliver essential supplies to a vulnerable person
  • to travel to and from work – but only where this is absolutely necessary

For more info and tips, visit the NHS website.

The government has also issued further detail on what we can do during lockdown.

Everyone should do what they can to stop coronavirus spreading.

As things stand, Joshua is scheduled to fight Kubrat Pulev at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium on June 20.

There is obviously a strong chance this will now be rescheduled due to the pandemic.

Once sport is eventually back underway, the fight may have to move venues too as Spurs could need their ground back for Premier League matches.

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