The former boxer who was a challenger for world titles is 63 years old and his condition is delicate because he is diabetic, hypertensive and obese.
The former boxer from Cordoba Juan Domingo “Martillo” Roldán, admitted to intensive care since Tuesday at the JB Iturraspe hospital in San Francisco, after being infected with coronavirus, is in an induced coma, wears a respirator and received plasma.
“He was admitted on Tuesday with respiratory failure and oxygen therapy was placed on him. a risk patient for being diabetic, hypertensive and having obesity. His condition is serious due to his previous pathology “, commented Dr. Valentín Vicente, director of the hospital.
“He was induced into a pharmacological coma and they gave him mechanical ventilation. In addition, he was treated with convalescent plasma,” added the doctor.
María Elena, Roldán’s wife, had told him on Tuesday Clarion: “Juan’s state of health is delicate. On Friday we were swabbed and tested positive. Since yesterday I have been telling him to go see a doctor, but he did not want to. This morning I told him: ‘Let’s go’, and we went. I had symptoms before, with a lot of coughing. He had a stuffy nose, nothing more ”.
He added: “As the virus did not grip me so hard, they sent me to my house and I hope this happens as quickly as possible and that my husband recovers.”
The former boxer is 63 years old and was an Argentine and South American champion and a three-time world title challenger. He was born in the Cordoba town of Freyre, but lives in San Francisco. And it has fields and a dairy farm.
Friends of Hammer they are very concerned about the former boxer’s health. Father of three daughters and grandfather of six grandchildren, he has to fight against the virus. And his fans and loved ones encourage him to recover.