UPDATE: Tyson Fury and Deontay Wilder have rescheduled their fight for October 9th, per Top Rank. The fight will take place at T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas and air live on ESPN+ PPV and FOX Sports PPV.
The heavyweight division will have to wait a little longer to move toward a unified champion. Tyson Fury was scheduled to face Deontay Wilder for the third time on July 24th, but the fight is expected to be postponed due to COVID-19. ESPN is reporting there is an outbreak of the coronavirus in Fury’s camp.
The fight is still on schedule to happen on the 24th, but a COVID outbreak is a good bet to result in a pause. It does not necessarily need to be a lengthy postponement. ESPN is reporting the fight could be moved to September following the Manny Pacquiao-Errol Spence Jr. PPV that is scheduled for August 21.
Fury and Wilder are fighting for a third time to likely close out the trilogy. The fighters battled to a draw in December 2018 and Fury won via 7th round TKO in February 2020. Fury and Anthony Joshua have been working to set up a heavyweight unification bout, but they are struggling to get that finalized.