Boxing: Fury-Wilder shock postponed due to Covid-19 cases?

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According to ESPN, the third fight between Tyson Fury and Deontay Wilder, scheduled for July 24, could be postponed due to a Covid-19 epidemic in the Briton’s clan.

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It may take a few more weeks to finally see Tyson Fury and Deontay Wilder in the ring again. While the two heavyweights – who have not fought since their duel in February 2020 – must meet for a third shock on July 24 in Las Vegas, ESPN indicates this Thursday that the poster is in danger. Because of an outbreak of Covid-19 cases in the Briton’s clan.

The American media even speaks of an “inevitable” postponement, although no announcement has yet been made from the promoter. “We continue to monitor the health of Tyson and his team, the status of the event has not changed to date,” Top Rank responded in a statement.

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A fight moved to the fall?

Asked by The Athletic, Top Rank boss Bob Arum didn’t say much more. “Last I heard, Fury does not have the Covid,” he slipped, urging everyone to be patient. If postponed, the fight could be rescheduled in early September or early October.

In December 2018, the first duel between Tyson Fury (30v, 1n) and Deontay Wilder (42v, 1n, 1d) ended in a draw. But the “Gypsy King” had dominated the “Bronze Bomber” in the rematch of February 2020, to recover the WBC belt of world heavyweight champion. The July fight has to be the first defense for Fury.

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