That was fast.
Less than two days after Bob Arum officially stuck a fork in the planned July 18th date, Mike Coppinger reports that Tyson Fury and Deontay Wilder are set to complete their trilogy in Las Vegas on October 3rd.
Despite multiple reports the bout was slated for July 18, that date was never scheduled. Fury-Wilder 3 is not moving because of the COVID-19 pandemic, sources say; organizers simply prefer the fall.
Sure, let’s go with that.
The two first met at Staples Center in December of 2018. Fury (30-0-1, 21 KO), fighting serious competition for the first time since his 2015 upset of Wladimir Klitschko, appeared to have done enough to cinch the decision despite going down twice, only to walk away with a split draw. Plans for an immediate rematch fell apart after Fury signed with Top Rank, leaving “The Gypsy King” to beat Tom Schwarz and Otto Wallin on ESPN+ while Wilder (42-0-1, 41 KO) flatlined Dominic Breazeale and Luis Ortiz on Showtime and FOX.
Hopefully this will give them enough time to properly prepare for another go-round.