UPDATE (9:04 pm ET): The brand new goal date for Fury-Wilder 3 is October, according to ESPN.
Earlier in the present day, it was reported by Mike Coppinger of ESPN that there was a “COVID-19 outbreak” in Tyson Fury’s camp, and that his scheduled July 24 combat with Deontay Wilder would “inevitably” be postponed. That brought about a stir, after all, and a number of hypothesis and makes an attempt to observe up.
We now have an enormous follow-up, as Dan Rafael reports that Tyson Fury himself is likely one of the folks from his camp who examined constructive for COVID-19, and the combat might be postponed. High Rank have nonetheless not stated something on official channels, however that information hitting ESPN — High Rank’s companions — first at all times appeared to make it much more legit of a priority than some hoped could be the case, and it’s wanting like that’s the deal.
Coppinger earlier reported that the rescheduled combat would doubtless land in September, which may very well be a packed month for giant fights and occasions if that’s the case.
Fury (30-0-1, 21 KO) might be defending his WBC heavyweight title towards Wilder (42-1-1, 41 KO). Neither have fought since Fury dominated their Feb. 2020 rematch, and this postponement is simply the newest in a collection of heavyweight division mess in 2021, the place nothing of any important word has truly occurred, however a number of speak has been talked by the division’s three greatest names.