Terence Crawford has controversially suggested the coronavirus pandemic is a conspiracy and said he is ignoring lockdown rules.
The WBO welterweight world champion revealed he has not been telling his family to stay indoors after astonishingly claiming the effects of COVID-19 were being overplayed.
Over 1.8million people have had a confirmed case worldwide including over 535,000 alone in the United States, where over 20,000 people who have tested positive for the disease have died.
Crawford, who says a friend of his had contracted the illness, is still training during the pandemic.
“It ain’t no different to any other day. I’m not locked up in the house. I’m not locking my kids up in the house, I’m telling you,” he told Sports Illustrated.
“I don’t feel like these people that they say are dying and sick from it is actually true. I think they’re using fear to try to control us right now, for something else.
“I don’t know what it is but me personally, I just can’t agree with a whole bunch of things that they’re saying now.
“The media runs the world. You put anything on then everybody’s gonna run with it and you’ll have people scared.