World Boxing Council heavyweight champion Tyson Fury (30-0-1, 21KOs) was scheduled to face challenger Deontay Wilder (42-1-1, 40KOs) for the third time, on July 24 at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, but unfortunately the championship contest has been postponed, following a Covid-19 outbreak in Fury’s training camp.
Further details of a new date will be announced soon, which could be September or October, reportedly set for the same venue.
Fury and Wilder drew in their first fight in December 2018, then in the rematch the Briton snatched the WBC Green and Gold Belt from long-reigning holder Deontay with a seventh-round KO. That fight contained a rematch clause leading to a trilogy before the end of 2020, but due to the Covid 19 crisis, it was not possible.
Fury then arranged to face countryman Anthony Joshua in a history-making undisputed bout, which was wrecked by Wilder when he managed to force a court hearing to rule in his favour for the third fight to take place first.