British heavyweight boxer Tyson Fury has tested positive for Covid, resulting in the postponement of the revenge against the American Deontay Wilder for the WBC belt, initially scheduled for July 24.
“Fury vs. Wilder III is postponed. We wish Tyson Fury and his team a speedy recovery, ”the World Boxing Council (WBC) wrote on Twitter, without giving details on the new date.
Numerous press reports had reported for several days of cases of Covid in the team of Tyson Fury, who trains in Las Vegas.
The American media ESPN evoked the date of October 9 for this revenge.
Fury had inflicted a brutal beating on the American, in seven one-sided rounds, in their second fight in February 2020. Their first fight, in December 2018, ended in a draw.