Tyson Fury, Deontay Wilder Third Fight Postponed: Report

LAGOS JULY 9TH (NEWSRANGERS)-Tyson Fury has tested positive for COVID-19 and his third fight against Deontay Wilder, set for July 24 in Las Vegas, has been postponed.

Boxing writer Dan Rafael, citing a “source,” broke the news on Twitter.

Rafael said he was told that Fury received one dose of the vaccine but not the second. He also reported that at least three others in the Fury camp also tested positive.

The Athletic has reported that as many as 10 people in Fury’s gym contracted the virus.

A new date has not been determined. It could take place in September. That would put the Fury-Wilder winner on the same time table as titleholder Anthony Joshua, who is finalizing a deal to face Oleksandr Usyk on Sept. 25.

Others have speculated that October is more realistic.

Fury was expected to fight Joshua for the undisputed heavyweight championship this summer but an arbitrator ruled that Fury must honor a rematch clause in the contract for Fury-Wilder II.

Fury and Wilder fought to a draw in December 2018. Fury won the rematch, in February of last year, by seventh-round knockout.

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