WBC Heavyweight Champion Tyson Fury (L) and Deontay Wilder (R) face-off throughout the press convention for the WBC heavyweight championship at The Novo by Microsoft at L.A. Reside on June 15, 2021 in Los Angeles, California.
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Tyson Fury and Deontay Wilder’s upcoming combat can be postponed till October because of an outbreak of Covid-19 within the champion’s camp, based on stories within the US.
The trilogy combat for Fury’s WBC heavyweight championship was set for 3 weeks’ time on July 24 in Las Vegas.
ESPN first reported on Thursday that the combat could be delayed because of a Covid-19 outbreak however Prime Rank, Fury’s US-based promoter, stated in an announcement: “We proceed to watch the well being standing of Tyson and his staff and the standing of the occasion has not modified up to now.”
Wilder’s staff didn’t remark when requested by Sky Sports activities.
The Athletic reported on Friday morning that “at the least 10” individuals in Fury’s Vegas health club have caught Covid-19.
Fury himself examined constructive for Covid-19, ESPN report.
Joseph Parker, the previous WBO heavyweight champion, was additionally coaching alongside Fury, however his supervisor David Higgins has instructed Sky Sports activities: “Joseph doesn’t have Covid.”
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Dillian Whyte could be obtainable and keen to switch Fury and combat Wilder on July 24, based on his promoter Eddie Hearn.
The delay to Fury vs Wilder signifies that Anthony Joshua is now anticipated to step again between the ropes earlier than his two important divisional rivals.
Joshua is ready to defend his IBF, WBA and WBO titles towards Oleksandr Usyk on September 25 in London.
Though talks to stage Joshua vs Fury for the undisputed title fell aside, there was optimism the dream combat might be rectified this yr in the event that they every got here by means of their subsequent defences.
With Fury’s comeback now delayed till October, any hope of seeing him combat Joshua in 2021 has gone.
Neither Fury, aged 32, nor Wilder, 35, have returned to the ring since their second combat in February 2019.
Fury stopped Wilder, ending his title reign and unbeaten document, after a dramatic draw of their first conflict.
Wilder wore headphones to dam out Fury’s taunts after they not too long ago met at a press convention.
The American has made wholesale modifications to his staff – he has sacked Mark Breland, the coach who threw within the towel to finish the second combat with Fury. He has appointed former opponent Malik Scott as his new coach, that means Jay Deas has been demoted.