Boxing: Tyson Fury vs Deontay Wilder III postponed

  • Tyson Fury has tested positive for coronavirus just weeks from his fight
  • The Gypsy King’s fight with Deontay Wilder has been postponed as a result
  • The Las Vegas bout was slated for July 24 but may be pushed back to October

Heavily anticipated clash between Deontay Wilder and Tyson Fury has been called off.

This comes after the Gypsy King was found to have tested positive for Covid among a number of his team.

That plunges into disarray the already much-delayed plans for Fury and his rival world heavyweight title holder, Anthony Joshua, to meet in a super-fight for the undisputed championship.

The Gypsy King and AJ were finally schedule to meet in Saudi Arabia this mid-winter, assuming Fury crushed Wilder a second time in Vegas and Joshua repelled a mandatory challenger for his belts from Oleksandr Usyk in Tottenham Hotspur’s stadium in September.

Hopes of salvaging Fury v Wilder III on July 24 were dashed when it was finally admitted that not only three of his camp members but also Fury himself have tested positive for coronavirus.

Moreover, boxing reporter Dan Rafael claims that Fury has received his first vaccination dose, but is yet to receive his second injection.

Upon learning of Fury’s positive Covid case, Wilder reportedly told co-manager Shelly FInkel via Michael Benson: ‘Again now, he did wrong and I’m the one being penalised.’ Wilder previously made outlandish cheating accusations toward Fury.

An October fall-back date, also in Vegas, will rule out any chance of Fury facing Joshua in a predicted December showdown in Riyadh.