Tyson Fury Tests Positive For COVID-19, Title Fight vs Deontay Wilder Postponed | Boxing News

Tyson Fury Tests Positive For COVID-19, Title Fight vs Deontay Wilder Postponed |  Boxing News


Tyson Fury was to tackle Deontay Wilder on July 24.© 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 battle 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 say the WBC crown and ship the primary loss to the American, who stands 42-1-1 with 41 knockouts.

“I wished nothing greater than to smash the ‘Big Dosser’ on July 24, however I suppose the beating must wait,” Fury mentioned.

“Make no mistake, I will likely be again and higher than ever. We will battle October 9 and I’ll knock him spark out.”

Fury was planning on preventing for an undisputed crown in opposition to 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.

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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 simply wished what was owed to him. He stays able to reclaim his world title on October 9.”

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