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30th April 2021, 19:32

More than half of 'Rumble on the Rock' attendees got swabbed eight to ten days after the event

More than half of those that attended the boxing match last month took a COVID-19 swab eight to ten days after the event.

Attendees were advised to do so to assist Public Health information gathering on the spread of the virus during the pilot event.

As an incentive, a draw for a pair of boxing gloves signed by Dillian Whyte and Alexander Povetkin was launched as a way to attract people to get their swabs.

On the day of the event, everyone had to produce a negative lateral flow test however, they were all just advised to get swabbed at the drive through days after the match.

55% of those who got swabbed before the event also took to the drive through for a test eight to ten days later.

A Facebook live draw by the GSLA saw Steven Gordillo awarded the winner of the gloves.

Steven Gordillo was awarded the winner of the signed gloves