Sources: Tyson Fury – Deontay Wilder 3 Likely Postponed
The anticipated trilogy fight between Tyson Fury and Deontay Wilder that was originally scheduled for July 24 is apparently in jeopardy. According to Mike Coppinger of ESPN, the blockbuster fight is on thin ice after a COVID-19 outbreak has occurred in Fury's camp.
Currently the fight is not postponed but the powers that be at Top Rank boxing are monitoring the situation.
Fury had previously maintained he desired to fight the trilogy at 300 pounds. With just over two weeks until the scheduled bout, a COVID-19 diagnosis would make it difficult for Fury to maintain the necessary weight and stamina needed to compete at a top level.
The two competitors have already fought twice, once resulting in a spilt-draw in which Wilder maintained his status as champion. In their second contest Fury tactically decimated Wilder resulting in Wilder's camp throwing in the towel in the seventh round.
Wilder was awarded this fight by a judge who ruled that the original contract for the bout be honored due to complications with finding a proper venue during the COVID-19 pandemic.