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COVID outbreak reportedly threatens Tyson Fury-Deontay Wilder fight

Feb 22, 2020; Las Vegas, Nevada, USA; Deontay Wilder and Tyson Fury stare at one another during their WBC heavyweight title bout at MGM Grand Garden Arena. Fury won via seventh round TKO. Mandatory Credit: Joe Camporeale-USA TODAY Sports

A COVID-19 outbreak in Tyson Fury’s camp threatens to postpone his July 24 heavyweight championship bout with Deontay Wilder, ESPN reported Thursday.

No official updates have been announced for the pay-per-view fight, scheduled for T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas.

Sources told ESPN that, if necessary, the highly anticipated third match between Fury, 32, and Wilder, 35, would likely be pushed back until September.

The first Fury-Wilder meeting in December 2018 ended in a disputed draw. Fury won the rematch in February 2020 when Wilder’s corner threw in the towel in the seventh round. Neither has appeared in the ring since.

Fury, a 6-foot-9 Englishman dubbed “The Gypsy King,” is 30-0-1 with 21 knockouts. Wilder, a 6-foot-7 American known as “The Bronze Bomber,” is 42-1-1 with 41 knockouts.

–Field Level Media