Anthony Joshua has opened up on his heartbreak at losing “close friends” to coronavirus.
The WBA, WBO and IBF heavyweight world champ is laying low during the pandemic but released a video on his YouTube page.
Joshua, 30, who trains at Finchley Boxing Club in Barnet, North London, said: “Wherever you are in the world, I’m just checking in personally for everyone to just say that I hope you’re all well, you’re all keeping safe.
“This is a message to say you’ve got my support, we’re all doing the right thing.
“To the people who are suffering with coronavirus, I wish you a speedy recovery because it is no joke.
“To the ones who have suffered, and lost loved ones, I want to say keep your head up. You’ve got my love. Blessings to you and your family and condolences.
“I’ve lost no one immediate to me but I’ve lost close ones from my boxing gym, close friends, friends of friends, and it gets serious when it starts coming closer to home.”