Tyson Fury v Deontay Wilder III Rescheduled For October 9 in Las Vegas
The third fight between WBC World heavyweight champion Tyson Fury (30-0-1, 21 KOs) and former WBC champ Deontay Wilder (42-1-1, 41 KOs) is back on. Top Rank and Premier Boxing Champions (PBC) announced the trilogy has been rescheduled for October 9 at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada.
Originally, the showdown was to take place on July 24. However, it was postponed after the reigning champ tested positive for COVID-19 on July 6. Three other members of his camp also tested positive for the virus.
According to ESPN, Fury tested negative for the virus on July 13. After Top Rank’s announcement, the 32-year-old from Manchester, England released a statement saying he’s looking forward to the challenge.
“I wanted nothing more than to smash the big dosser on July 24, but I guess the beating will have to wait.”
“Make no mistake, I will be back and better than ever. We will fight October 9, and I will knock him spark out!”
However, there remains some controversy. Top Rank and PBC’s announcement came a day after photos surfaced of Fury at a Las Vegas car dealership and casino.
Here’s the issue. Tyson Fury was out in public at a time when he was technically supposed to still be under quarantine. Secondly, he has yet to make a public statement about testing positive for the virus. It has added fuel to the cynics who believe this could all be a ruse. They feel Fury was not in great shape and needed more time to come in at one hundred percent. In fairness, no evidence has surfaced to assert this, so far. Whatever the case, the fight is going to happen, full-stop. That is what should matter at the end of the day.
By: Michael Wilson Jr.