Tyson Fury vs. Deontay Wilder Trilogy Rescheduled For October 9

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The Tyson Fury vs. Deontay Wilder trilogy will have to wait for just over another two months.

The pair were set to collide for the WBC heavyweight title on July 24 in Las Vegas. That was, until it was recently revealed that there was a COVID outbreak in Fury’s camp which led to the fight getting postponed.

As per ESPN, Fury tested positive as well.

“Per sources, Fury was tested on July 5 and was notified of the positive result the next day,” ESPN’s Mike Coppinger reported. “He tested negative on Tuesday and shortly after that was cleared by doctors to travel home. Fury received the first vaccine shot and experienced mild symptoms.”

While it was a hindrance to boxing fans — most of whom just want to see the winner fight Anthony Joshua at the end of the year — it has now been rescheduled for October 9 as per Top Rank.

Here’s what Fury had to say about the new date:

“I wanted nothing more than to smash the ‘Big Dosser’ on July 24, but I guess the beating will have to wait,” Fury said. “Make no mistake, I will be back and better than ever. We will fight Oct. 9, and I will knock him spark out!”

Fury and Wilder fought to a controversial split draw in their first meeting back in December 2018. Fury would then win the WBC title by TKOing Wilder in their February 2020 rematch.

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