Mega-fight canned as champ tests positive

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UPDATED: A idiosyncratic with cognition of the concern says heavyweight champion Tyson Fury has tested affirmative for COVID-19, and his 3rd bout with Deontay Wilder volition beryllium postponed apt until astatine slightest September.

The idiosyncratic spoke to The Associated Press connected information of anonymity due to the fact that the promoters of the lucrative heavyweight trilogy are inactive finalising the caller day for the astir anticipated heavyweight bout of the summer.

Fury (30-0-1, 21 KOs) and Wilder (42-1-1, 41 KOs) were scheduled to conscionable July 25 AEST astatine T-Mobile Arena successful Las Vegas to implicit their bid of entertaining fights.

Fury and Wilder gully successful heavyweight bout

Fury, the English champion considered the pound-for-pound champion heavyweight successful the world, tested affirmative on with respective members of his camp. He was already successful the U.S. to implicit his last preparations for the bout, but is apt to instrumentality location to regroup.

The combat sports calendar is crowded for overmuch of August and September, meaning Fury-Wilder III is apt to hap successful October.

Fury and Wilder fought to a thrilling gully successful Los Angeles successful December 2018. Although Fury mostly outboxed his almighty American challenger, Wilder knocked down Fury doubly to divided the scorecards.

Wilder blames costume for Fury loss

Fury past trounced Wilder successful their rematch successful Vegas successful February 2020, knocking down Wilder doubly and yet forcing Wilder's country to halt the bout.

Wilder exercised the rematch clause successful his declaration adjacent aft Fury's emphatic victory, and aft an arbitration justice ruled successful Wilder's favor, Fury resignedly agreed to the matchup alternatively of a much-anticipated unification showdown with chap British champion Anthony Joshua.

Although helium demanded the bout, Wilder has been acting erratically successful the months starring up to it. Along with changing trainers, Wilder has made a assortment of chaotic accusations against astir everyone progressive successful his archetypal vocation decision — and erstwhile the promoters held a quality league for the trilogy combat successful Los Angeles past month, Wilder inexplicably refused to talk astatine it.

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