A Covid-19 outbreak in Tyson Fury’s camp is jeopardising the World Boxing Council heavyweight champion’s trilogy combat towards Deontay Wilder on July 24, ESPN reported Thursday.
The US sports activities broadcaster, which has joint pay-per-view rights to the bout with Fox, mentioned no official willpower had but been made however cited unnamed sources in saying the combat would “inevitably” be postponed, presumably till October.
Fury, who ESPN says examined constructive for the virus, has promised to ship a swift victory over America’s Wilder within the combat at T-Cell Area in Las Vegas. The US media reported that no less than 4 individuals in Fury’s camp examined constructive.
He handed Wilder a brutal beating in seven one-sided rounds of their second combat in February 2020.
Their first combat, in December 2018, resulted in a controversial split-decision draw through which Fury was knocked down twice.
Fury had been making ready for a money-spinning unification bout towards fellow Briton Anthony Joshua, the WBA, IBF and WBO heavyweight champion till a ruling by a choose in Might that he was contractually obliged to face Wilder for a 3rd time.