Tyson Fury’s world heavyweight title defence against Deontay Wilder in Las Vegas, due to be on 24 July, appears to be like blueprint to be postponed thanks to a coronavirus outbreak in the champion’s camp. A assortment of positive tests are reported to have been recorded, with Fury’s US-based entirely promoters High Base expected to elaborate the pain later on Friday.
A court docket ruling in May perhaps compelled Fury to ditch a instantly bout with Anthony Joshua and instead build his WBC title on the line in a third meeting with Wilder. Fury’s crew hoped to resurrect his bout with Joshua later this 365 days, but these plans are now blueprint to be scuppered if the mandated meeting with Wilder is delayed.
Joshua, meanwhile, is determined to protect his IBF, WBA and WBO titles against Ukraine’s Oleksandr Usyk in London on 25 September.
Neither Fury nor Wilder has fought since February closing 365 days, when Fury scored a seventh-round knockout to finish the American’s unbeaten file.
Fury’s crew weren’t available for observation on Friday. In a statement on Thursday, when rumours of the positive check began to drift into, High Base told Sky Sports activities: “We continue to computer screen the effectively being save of dwelling of Tyson and his crew and the save of dwelling of the event has no longer modified in the past.”
Potentialities who had provided tickets to the event received notifications on Friday saying the fight has been postponed.