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Tyson Fury Vs Deontay Wilder III Set To Be Postponed

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Tyson Fury Vs Deontay Wilder III Set To Be Postponed

Tyson Fury's trilogy fight with Deontay Wilder on July 24th is set to be postponed to a later date, according to reports in the US.

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Fury and Wilder were set to meet in their rubber fight, having fought one draw and one win for the British star so far, later this month.

However, according to ESPN, it is set to be delayed until later in the year due to a Covid-19 outbreak within Fury's camp.

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Any sort of positive test would require any close contact with the person to self isolate for a number of days and would impact on training in the lead up.

The report doesn't say how many inside the camp have tested for the virus, or how many, and no new date has been decided for the fight that was due to take place at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas.

Wilder and Fury had already met face-to-face ahead of their latest fight. Image: PA Images
Wilder and Fury had already met face-to-face ahead of their latest fight. Image: PA Images

ESPN + and FOX were both due to host the pay-per-view and FOX are also broadcasting Manny Pacquiao's fight with Errol Spence Jr. on PPV in August.

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That means that it's unlikely that the heavyweight world title trilogy fight can be rescheduled until at least September.

Those who have spent between £505 and £3,505 in order to buy tickets for the WBC world title fight will no doubt be wondering when the fight is.

Fury dominated Wilder in the second fight. Image: PA Images
Fury dominated Wilder in the second fight. Image: PA Images

Even before the delay, the trilogy fight even being arranged was full of controversy, having caused the end of the dream fight between Fury and Anthony Joshua.

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The Bronze Bomber was supposed to get his shot at retribution straight away after losing to the Gypsy King in February 2020 but it never happened.

The Covid outbreak, amongst other things, delayed a summer 2020 fight and eventually, last December, Fury said he wasn't bothering with the rematch.

After taking to social media in May to confirm his fight with AJ, Fury was then made to backtrack days later when a tribunal decided he had to take the trilogy.

2012 Olympic champion AJ is instead expected to face Oleksandr Usyk at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium at the end of September.

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Topics: Tyson Fury, Anthony Joshua, Boxing, Heavyweight division, Deontay Wilder

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