The much-anticipated trilogy fight – Tyson Fury vs Deontay Wilder was postponed a couple of weeks ago due to an outbreak of COVID-19 in Fury’s fight camp. The fight was set to take place on the 24th of July at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas. Amidst major disappointment from boxing fans, it was reported that it might be pushed to the second week of October.
The latest development is that the fight is now set to take place on the 9th of October at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas. ESPN+ and FOX Sports Network have PPV rights. The news was first reported by Mike Coppinger of ESPN who had learnt the same from several sources.
Tyson Fury vs Deontay Wilder rivalry: Wilder yet to secure a win
Coppinger’s Tweet read, “Sources: Tyson Fury-Deontay Wilder is now set for Oct. 9 at T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas. ESPN+/Fox PPV. The bout was scheduled for July 24 but postponed last Thursday after Fury tested positive for COVID.”
Tyson Fury and Wilder’s last fight was their rematch which took place on the 22nd of February in 2020. Wilder was coming into the fight, unbeaten in his entire boxing career, with just 1 draw, which was against Fury himself, back in December 2018. Shockingly, Wilder was knocked out in the seventh round, thereby taking an L for the first time in his 40+ fights career.
Many an excuse was given by Wilder following the fight. Fury was then expected to face Anthony Joshua and the fight was almost made official before an arbitrator ruled that Fury must face Wilder before 2021. Fury has confirmed that he would face Joshua, once he is done with Wilder.