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Tyson Fury vs. Deontay Wilder postponed to October 9 due to COVID-19

The heavyweight division remains in a bit of limbo for the time being.

Tyson Fury and Deontay Wilder face off during the press conference at The Novo by Microsoft at L.A. Live on June 15, 2021 in Los Angeles, California. Photo by Meg Oliphant/Getty Images

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.