Tyson Fury World Heavyweight Title Defense Deontay Wilder In Las Vegas, scheduled for July 24th, it will be postponed due to a coronavirus outbreak in the champion’s camp. Many positive tests have been reported, and Fury’s top-ranked US-based promoters are expected to reveal the situation later on Friday.
A court ruling in May stopped Fury from an immediate match with Anthony Joshua and instead announced his WBC title at his third meeting with Wilder. Fury’s team wanted to revive the match against Joshua later this year, but those plans will now be shattered if the mandatory meeting with Wilder is delayed.
Meanwhile, Joshua is set to defend his IBF, WBA and WBO titles against Ukraine’s Oleksandr Usyk in London on September 25th.
Neither Fury nor Wilder have fought since February last year when Fury recorded a seventh round knockout to end the undefeated record in the United States.
Fury’s team was unable to comment on Friday. In a statement Thursday, when rumors of a positive test began to spread, top ranks told Sky Sports: “We continue to monitor the health of Tyson and his team, and the status of the event hasn’t changed to this day.”
Customers who purchased tickets for the event received a notification that the fight was postponed on Friday.
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