Fury vs. Wilder 3 may very well be knocked out earlier than it even hits the ring.
As is at all times the case with most main boxing fights, there’ll at all times be some hurdles to leap. Working example: the heavyweight bout between Tyson Fury and Deontay Wilder, which may very well be postponed after a COVID-19 breakout in Fury’s camp, ESPN’s Mike Coppinger experiences.
Fury was one of many individuals to check optimistic for COVID-19, in keeping with boxing reporter Dan Rafael.
BREAKING: Per supply, Tyson Fury was one of many individuals in his camp who examined optimistic for Covid-19 and the combat with Wilder is postponed. New date TBA. I’ve been instructed Fury bought one vaccine dose however by no means bought the 2nd. A minimum of 3 others in camp additionally optimistic. #boxing #FuryWilder3
— Dan Rafael (@DanRafael1) July 8, 2021
The combat, initially scheduled to happen in Las Vegas on July 24, would almost certainly be pushed again to September, Coppinger experiences.
The combat is a joint PPV with FOX, which has Manny Pacquiao-Errol Spence Jr., on PPV on Aug. 21, that means if the combat is postponed, September is extra doubtless
— Mike Coppinger (@MikeCoppinger) July 8, 2021
The combat between Fury and Wilder was made after governing our bodies dominated that Fury should face Wilder earlier than transferring onto the long-awaited potential unification bout between Fury and fellow Englishman Anthony Joshua.
Wilder, who misplaced his WBC heavyweight title to Fury in 2020, is at the moment strapless and trying to find his first win over Fury after combating to a attract 2018 and consuming a TKO loss in 2020.
The combat being pushed again probably to September might have critical ramifications on the remainder of the heavyweight division, together with Fury’s — or Wilder’s — potential showdown with Joshua.
Prime Rank’s Bob Arum mentioned that no step-aside cash could be paid to Wilder, as an alternative opting to have a trilogy combat between his fighter and Wilder in July. Arum says he was eyeing a late 2021 date for a heavyweight unification combat between Fury and Joshua.
Now, it seems to be like that schedule is all thrown off … once more.