Tyson Fury and Deontay Wilder won’t fight as expected July 24. The fight was officially rescheduled for Oct. 9 due to Fury testing positive for COVID-19.
Fury tweeted out the announcement Thursday, which confirmed his positive test.
The fight will take place at T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas. Anyone who purchased tickets to the July 24 fight will have those tickets honored for the Oct. 9 bout.
The fight postponement was expected after rumors emerged suggesting there was a COVID-19 outbreak in Fury’s camp. Fury and three members of his team reportedly tested positive for COVID. Fury reportedly has received one dose of the COVID-19 vaccine, but not the second. He was reportedly “sick, but not that sick,” following the positive test.
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The Oct. 9 fight will be the third between Fury and Wilder. The two also fought to a draw in 2018.
If Fury can pick up a win Oct. 9, he would hold a 2-0-1 record over Wilder. If Wilder takes the fight Oct. 9, that could set up a fourth bout to break that tie.