Former Argentine boxer Juan Domingo “Martillo” Roldán He was hospitalized after testing positive for coronavirus, due to respiratory failure.
Roldan He is 63 years old and is considerably overweight, which is why he is in the risk group for Covid-19.
The former boxer was admitted to the Iturraspe Hospital in Córdoba for pulmonary complications. Previously, he had been isolated in his home from the first diagnosis.
As reported by the last medical report released in the clinic itself, Juan Domingo Roldán He is stable, under observation and undergoing oxygen therapy.
The life of Martillo Roldán, prior to the coronavirus
Without many public appearances, the Freyre-born lives in the Cordovan town of San Francisco, and is dedicated to agriculture to generate income.
Before the pandemic, Hammer He was a luxury guest to all the boxing festivals that took place around his home, and he held the position of Director of Sports for the Municipality of Frontera, Santa Fe.
“Years go by, and people remember me the same”, said the man from Cordoba in an interview with The newspaper from San Francisco. “A festival was held here, where they paid me a tribute, and we got 1,300 people! There were people who were from the time when I fought. It is seen that I caused many sensations. Before there was not so much television ”.
His boxing career
Many things can be highlighted from Juan Domingo Roldán as a boxer, but his main attributes were strength and courage.
Without fear, he faced rivals of the stature of Tommy hearns or Marvin hagler, and was the first to throw the latter to the canvas.
It is said that his ferocity was with him from the cradle, to the point that, at the age of 16, he measured himself for two rounds against a bear, in a circus!
The power of his fists earned him the nickname of Hammer, in addition to serving him to win 47 contests before the limit, in a professional career made up of 67 wins, five losses and two draws.