Tyson Fury’s heavyweight title defence in opposition to Deontay Wilder has been postponed after the champion and members of his camp contracted Covid-19, the World Boxing Council confirmed on Friday.
In a quick submit on Twitter, the WBC confirmed the July 24 bout had been postponed however didn’t say when the trilogy battle can be rescheduled.
“Fury vs Wilder III will be postponed,” the WBC stated. “We wish Tyson Fury’s team and him speedy recovery from COVID.”
Multiple reviews within the US and Britain have stated Fury and a number of other members of his workforce had examined constructive for Covid-19 at their Las Vegas coaching base.
ESPN reported that the battle at Las Vegas’s T-Mobile Arena had been tentatively rescheduled for October 9.
The constructive check was the newest twist to what has been a tortuous yr for Fury.
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The undefeated “Gypsy King” had been set to face a money-spinning heavyweight unification battle in opposition to fellow Briton Anthony Joshua.
However that battle was scuppered after an arbitrator dominated that Fury was legally obligated to face Wilder in a 3rd battle.
Fury handed Wilder a brutal beating in seven one-sided rounds of their second battle in February 2020.
Their first battle, in December 2018, resulted in a controversial split-decision draw wherein Fury was knocked down twice.
Neither Wilder, 35, nor Fury, has fought since their bout in Las Vegas final yr.