Tyson Fury vs Deontay Wilder III wbc boxrec Heavyweight World Title Bout Rescheduled for Saturday, October 9 at T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas

Tyson Fury-Deontay Wilder III WBC World heavyweight title fight rescheduled for October 9

Published On Thursday, July 15, 2021By British Boxing News

New date for Fury-Wilder trilogy confirmed - October 9

Tyson Fury-Deontay Wilder III Heavyweight World Title Bout Rescheduled for Saturday, October 9 at T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas

The heavyweight trilogy showdown between WBC and lineal world champion Tyson “The Gypsy King” Fury and former world champion Deontay “The Bronze Bomber” Wilder — scheduled for Saturday, July 24 at T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas – has been postponed due to Fury’s positive COVID-19 diagnosis.

The two goliaths will now meet Saturday, Oct. 9 at T-Mobile Arena, and live on ESPN+ PPV and FOX Sports PPV, resuming one of the great rivalries in the division’s storied history.

Tickets purchased for July 24 will be honored for the rescheduled date.

Fury vs. Wilder III tickets are on sale now and can be purchased at www.tmobilearena.com or www.axs.com. The event is promoted by Top Rank, BombZquad Promotions, TGB Promotions and Frank Warren’s Queensberry Promotions. A Premier Boxing Champions presentation.

“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!”

“This is what we went to arbitration for,” said Shelly Finkel, Wilder’s manager. “He just wanted what was owed to him. He remains ready to reclaim his world title on Oct. 9.’’

Hall-Of-Fame Promoter Frank Warren added: "I'm glad that we could all agree a new date quickly for Tyson to defend his title.

"Tyson is a fighting man and I know how frustrated he is that he can't compete this month. It's such a shame to lose a fight of this magnitude to COVID.

"That said, the extra time he gets to prepare is just going to ensure he's bigger and better than ever before - I've never been more certain that Tyson is going to deliver a spectacular performance and remain the number one Heavyweight on the planet!"

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