Fury Tests Positive For Covid, Wilder Fight Moved

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File picture: Deontay Wilder punches Tyson Fury within the ninth spherical combating to a draw throughout the WBC Heavyweight Championship at Staples Center on December 1, 2018, in Los Angeles, California. Harry How/Getty Images/AFP

 

Britain’s Tyson Fury has examined constructive for Covid-19 and his heavyweight boxing title showdown with Deontay Wilder has been postponed from July 24 to October 9, promoters introduced Thursday.

The bout for Fury’s World Boxing Council crown will nonetheless be fought at T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas.

England’s Fury, 30-0 with one drawn and 21 knockouts, fought Wilder to a draw of their first struggle in 2018, permitting Wilder to maintain the WBC crown.

But Fury, who turns 33 in August, stopped Wilder within the seventh spherical in February 2020 to assert the WBC crown and ship the primary loss to the American, who stands 42-1-1 with 41 knockouts.

“I wanted nothing more than to smash the ‘Big Dosser’ on July 24, but I guess the beating will have to wait,” Fury mentioned.

“Make no mistake, I will be back and better than ever. We will fight October 9 and I will knock him spark out.”

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Tyson Fury (R) punches Deontay Wilder during their Heavyweight bout for Wilder's WBC and Fury's lineal heavyweight title on February 22, 2020 at MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada. Al Bello/Getty Images/AFP
File picture: Tyson Fury (R) punches Deontay Wilder throughout their Heavyweight bout for Wilder’s WBC and Fury’s lineal heavyweight title on February 22, 2020 at MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada. Al Bello/Getty Images/AFP

 

Fury was planning on combating for an undisputed crown towards Britain’s Anthony Joshua, however Wilder activated a rematch clause in his contract for a 3rd matchup with Fury.

In May, arbitration decide Daniel Weinstein dominated Fury needed to give Wilder a rematch and the bout was scheduled for Las Vegas.

It will now happen solely 13 days earlier than Wilder turns 36.

“This is what we went to arbitration for,” mentioned Shelly Finkel, Wilder’s supervisor. “He just wanted what was owed to him. He remains ready to reclaim his world title on October 9.”

AFP

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