The trilogy between Tyson Fury and Deontay Wilder is likely to be postponed following a reported COVID-19 outbreak in Fury’s camp, ESPN’s Mike Coppinger has reported.
Fury is scheduled to defend his WBC Heavyweight title against Wilder in a third meeting between the pair at the T-Mobile Arena, Las Vegas on July 24.
However, according to ESPN, Fury’s camp has been struck with a COVID-19 outbreak, meaning the showdown is likely to be postponed.
As of Thursday, no determination has reportedly been made.
The bout is set to be aired on joint networks, ESPN+ pay-per-view as well as FOX pay-per-view, as was the case in the rematch, but because Manny Pacquiao and Errol Spence Jr are set to meet on FOX pay-per-view on August 21st, Fury and Wilder are likely to have to wait to settle their grudge, according to ESPN.
‘The Gypsy King’ has been training in Sin City gearing up for a third outing with the American having ripped away the WBC crown in seven rounds in their rematch in February 2020, following a controversial split decision draw in December 2018.
Sources: Tyson Fury-Deontay Wilder 3 will likely be postponed after a COVID-19 outbreak in the heavyweight champ’s camp. No official determination yet on the fight proceeding as planned for July 24 in Las Vegas on ESPN+ PPV. Details:https://t.co/vp1mFuXMaR
— Mike Coppinger (@MikeCoppinger) July 8, 2021
After a contracted third fight fail to materialise last summer due to the outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic and when further dates in October and December also fell by the wayside, the 32-year-old appeared on course for an all-British undisputed title clash with unified world champion, Anthony Joshua.
However, a summer meeting in Saudi Arabia was shelved after Fury was ordered to defend his belt against ‘The Bronze Bomber’ for a third time by an arbitrator in May.
A press conference was held in Los Angeles last month to formally announce the third fight, with Wilder opting to wear headphones and stay silent.