ONE fighter Jeremy Miado shocked over COVID positive test
MANILA, Philippines—Filipino fighter Jeremy Miado was surprised when he tested positive for COVID-19 when he arrived in Singapore ahead of his supposed fight against Senzo Ikeda in ONE: Heavy Hitters.
Miado said he yielded a negative result before he left Thailand and was shocked why tested positive upon his arrival. His family and teammates at Marrok Force, where the trained, meanwhile, got negative COVID-19 test results.
“I was surprised because I tested negative before I left Thailand but when I got to Singapore they told me that I was COVID positive,” said Miado in Filipino. “I was confused because it was’t even 24 hours after I got tested in Thailand.”
“Of course I’m sad because all of my hard work went to nothing.”
Miado (10-4) said he wasn’t experiencing any symptoms while under ONE’s health and safety protocols and his main concern was ensuring that 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 after that I told my family that I was positive,” said Miado. “I told them that the fight was off and I’m in quarantine.”
“Of course my wife was sad because she saw how much I worked for this fight but the only thing I got to do here was stay in my hotel room. Nevertheless, she’s still very supportive and I just told her that maybe God has a plan for me.”