COVID-19 outbreak jeopardizing Tyson Fury vs. Deontay Wilder trilogy

By Mark Elezaj

The highly anticipated rematch between Tyson Fury and Deontay Wilder may be postponed due to a COVID-19 outbreak within Fury’s camp, according to ESPN’s Mike Coppinger.

“We continue to monitor the health status of Tyson and his team, and the status of the event has not changed to date,” a statement from Top Rank said Thursday.

The fight between Fury and Wilder is scheduled to take place July 24 at T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, but according to reports, the fight could be postponed to September so that it does not interfere with the Manny Pacquiao-Errol Spence Jr. PPV set to take place on Aug. 21.

A postponement is possible, although no decision has been made as of this morning, according to Top Rank chariman Bob Arum.

“We have the doctors checking everybody. A couple guys have gotten COVID. We’re assessing the situation, ” Arum said. ”Maybe there will be a postponement. Maybe it’ll be July 24. I don’t know yet.”

Arum also said that Fury isn’t showing any symptoms.

We will continue to provide more information on this breaking story as it becomes available.

~ The Fighting Voice ~

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