WBC Heavyweight Champion Tyson Fury (L) and Deontay Wilder (R) face-off throughout journalism conference for the WBC heavyweight champion at The Novo by Microsoft at L.A. Live on June 15, 2021 in Los Angeles, California.
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Tyson Fury and Deontay Wilder’s upcoming battle will be held off till October due to a break out of Covid-19 in the champ’s camp, according to reports in the United States.
The trilogy defend Fury’s WBC heavyweight champion was set for 3 weeks’ time on July 24 in Las Vegas.
ESPN initially reported on Thursday that the battle would be postponed due to a Covid-19 break out however Top Rank, Fury’s US-based promoter, stated in a declaration: “We continue to monitor the health status of Tyson and his team and the status of the event has not changed to date.”
Wilder’s group did not comment when asked by Sky Sports.
The Athletic reported on Friday early morning that “at least 10” individuals in Fury’s Vegas health club have actually captured Covid-19.
Fury himself checked favorable for Covid-19, ESPN report.
Joseph Parker, the previous WBO heavyweight champ, was likewise training along with Fury, however his supervisor David Higgins has actually informed Sky Sports: “Joseph does not have Covid.”
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Dillian Whyte would be readily available and happy to change Fury and battle Wilder on July 24, according to his promoter Eddie Hearn.
The hold-up to Fury vs Wilder implies that Anthony Joshua is now anticipated to go back in between the ropes prior to his 2 primary divisional competitors.
Joshua is set to protect his IBF, WBA and WBO titles versus Oleksandr Usyk on September 25 in London.
Although speak with phase Joshua vs Fury for the undeniable title broke down, there was optimism the dream battle might be corrected this year if they each came through their next defences.
With Fury’s return now postponed till October, any hope of seeing him battle Joshua in 2021 has actually gone.
Neither Fury, aged 32, nor Wilder, 35, have actually gone back to the ring because their 2nd battle in February 2019.
Fury stopped Wilder, ending his title reign and unbeaten record, after a remarkable attract their very first clash.
Wilder used earphones to shut out Fury’s taunts when they just recently satisfied at an interview.
The American has actually made wholesale modifications to his group – he has actually sacked Mark Breland, the fitness instructor who surrendered to end the 2nd battle with Fury. He has actually selected previous challenger Malik Scott as his brand-new fitness instructor, significance Jay Deas has actually been benched.