The long time third fight between heavyweights Tyson Fury and Deontay Wilder will be postpone from 18 July due to the coronavirus pandemic and be set for October as declared by the Top Rank executive – Bob Arum on Tuesday.
Fury had stopped Wilder in the 7th round of their 22 February rematch in Las Vegas to catch the WBC title and stay undefeated from 31 battles, subsequent to doing combating Wilder to an attract their first experience in 2018.
Wilder required a rematch yet with Las Vegas casinos shut and make a trip from Europe to the US suspended with an end goal to slow the spread of the infection, Arum said it is highly unlikely the battle can go ahead as planned at the MGM Grand.
“Unmistakably not,” Arum, Fury’s co-advertiser with Frank Warren, revealed to ESPN when gotten some information about the session being hung on 18 July. “We don’t have the foggiest idea whether the MGM will even be open by at that point. You were unable to ensure the fighters that the event would occur on that date. We were unable to persuade them or ourselves.
“Where were they going to prepare for it? It simply doesn’t make sence”. You simply need to make a stride back. How are you going to sell tickets? It’s totally strange to state the battle is on when the Brits can’t arrive.”
In their initial two fights, a huge unexpected of vocal British fans stuffed the fields to help Fury, known as the “Gypsy King”.
“So everyone needs to make a stride back. Boxing isn’t isolated. It’s a piece of what’s going on the planet,” Arum said. “So conceivably the fight will be toward the beginning of October.”