ANTHONY YARDE has tragically lost a second family member to coronavirus after revealing his nan has died.
The British light-heavyweight boxer, 28, was left in shock following the death of his father last week.
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Heartbroken Yarde has further advised people to remain indoors to prevent the spread after being rocked with his latest loss.
A statement posted on Instagram read: “We have now lost my Nanna to this virus. My dad and his mother have passed days apart.
“It’s serious! People are still going out when they don’t need to.
“I know there’s a lot of opinions about Covid-19 and I have mine but I just know opinions aren’t worth risking your life and others.
“Just stay at home.
“RIP Dad 27.3.20. RIP Nana 2.4.20
“My heart really goes out to all the people suffering in different ways.”
Boxing promoter Frank Warren sent his heartfelt condolences with the statement: “We are extremely sad to learn that Anthony Yarde has now lost his Nan to the Coronavirus.
“We can’t begin to imagine what Anthony and his family are going through and our sincere condolences go out to them.
“Please listen to his heartfelt personal plea, stay at home to save lives.”
Yarde revealed how his father had no prior health concerns before contracting the virus.
The news comes after the UK endured its deadliest day so far after 684 people died in hospitals.
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Over 3,600 people have now died in the UK due to Covid-19.
Yarde had been set to fight next at The O2 on the Joe Joyce vs Daniel Dubois undercard against Lyndon Arthur on April 11 – but that fight was called off to the spread of the virus.
The light-heavyweight star has won 19 or his 20 career fights, losing only to Sergey Kovalev last August.