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Tyson Fury’s world heavyweight title defence against Deontay Wilder, originally scheduled for July 24, has officially been postponed until October 9.

A positive coronavirus test for Fury has forced the trilogy fight to be rearranged for early October, it was confirmed by the Briton and his co-promoters Top Rank on Thursday. The Gypsy King has received his first vaccination dose, but is yet to receive his second.

The new date for the heavyweight showdown was confirmed by Fury and Top Rank today

‘WBC and lineal heavyweight champion Tyson Fury and Deontay Wilder will now conclude their epic trilogy on October 9 at T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas after the July 24 was postponed due to Fury’s positive Covid-19 diagnosis,’ a statement from the Gypsy King’s Twitter account read.

‘Tickets purchased for July 24 will be honoured for the rescheduled date’.

Fury battered Wilder from pillar to post when they last met in Las Vegas in February 2020

Fury also said, via PA news agency: ‘I want 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 Oct, 9 and I will knock him spark out.’

Wilder’s manager Shelly Finkel added: ‘This is what we went to arbitration for. He just wanted what was owed to him. He remains ready to reclaim his world title on Oct 9.’

The Gypsy King tested positive for coronavirus just weeks from their Las Vegas blockbuster

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‘Tickets purchased for July 24 will be honoured for the rescheduled date’.

Fury also said, via PA news agency: ‘I want 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 Oct, 9 and I will knock him spark out.’

Wilder’s manager Shelly Finkel added: ‘This is what we went to arbitration for. He just wanted what was owed to him. He remains ready to reclaim his world title on Oct 9.’

The post Tyson Fury confirms new date for trilogy bout with Deontay Wilder appeared first on Sporting Life.

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