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Fury V Wilder Iii: Fight In Doubt Following Covid-19 Case In Briton’s Camp

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The trilogy fight between Tyson Fury and Deontay Wilder on 24 July is in doubt following a coronavirus case in the Briton’s camp.

WBC world heavyweight champion Fury, 32, has been training in Las Vegas to prepare for the eagerly awaited bout at the T-Mobile Arena.

A confirmed Covid-19 case within his team had led to some reports the date of the encounter may change.

Wilder’s manager Shelly Finkel said: “Deontay is disappointed. The fight has to be rescheduled.”

An official decision is expected later on Friday and organisers said on Thursday that after consulting medical experts, they were planning as before.

“We continue to monitor the health status of Tyson and his team and the status of the event has not changed to date,” said promoters Top Rank.

Fury beat Wilder to become WBC champion in February 2020 – 14 months after the pair shared a thrilling draw in Los Angeles.

Neither man has fought since Fury’s victory in Las Vegas.

After a third fight fell through several times because of complications around the Covid-19 pandemic, Fury sought to move on and face fellow Briton Anthony Joshua, who holds the other three significant titles at heavyweight.

But an arbitration hearing ruled Wilder had contractual grounds for a third contest.

Fury has never lost in 31 fights, while Wilder has just one defeat in 44 outings.

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