Tyson Fury’s trilogy fight with Deontay Wilder for the former’s WBC crown has been rescheduled for October 9th at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas. The heavyweight rivals were set to battle on July 24th but that event was postponed due to a Covid-19 outbreak in Fury’s camp.
“I wanted nothing more than to smash the ‘Big Dosser’ on July 24, but I guess the beating will have to wait,” said Fury. “Make no mistake, I will be back and better than ever. We will fight Oct. 9, and I will knock him spark out!”
Hall-of-Fame promoter Frank Warren added: "I'm glad that we could all agree a new date quickly for Tyson to defend his title. Tyson is a fighting man and I know how frustrated he is that he can't compete this month. It's such a shame to lose a fight of this magnitude to COVID.
"That said, the extra time he gets to prepare is just going to ensure he's bigger and better than ever before - I've never been more certain that Tyson is going to deliver a spectacular performance and remain the number one heavyweight on the planet"
“This is what we went to arbitration for,” said Shelly Finkel, Wilder’s manager. “He just wanted what was owed to him. He remains ready to reclaim his world title on Oct. 9.’’