Boxing: Tyson Fury vs Deontay Wilder III set for October 9

Tyson Fury and Deontay Wilder trilogy fight confirmed by WBC
  • The much-anticipated clash has been set for October in Las Vegas
  • Fight had been scheduled for July but was postponed after Fury tested positive for Covid-19

Tyson Fury and Deontay Wilder’s trilogy fight has been rearranged for October 9 in Las Vegas.

The fight has been rearranged from its original July 24 date due to Fury and members of his team contracting Covid-19.

The much-anticipated clash was sanctioned by a judge in a court of arbitration amid Fury’s doomed negotiations to face Anthony Joshua for the undisputed title.

Fury and Joshua’s teams had been planning to set an ‘All-Britain’ clash between the two which would crown the undisputed champion – the first since Lennox Lewis in 2012.

Fury stopped Wilder in a one-sided fight after they battled to an exciting draw on their first meeting.