Top Rank and PBC announced Thursday that the heavyweight trilogy between Tyson Fury and Deontay Wilder is rescheduled for October 9th, after a reported Covid-19 outbreak in Fury’s camp forced the cancellation of their July 24th date. The site, the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, will remain the same.
Earlier reports indicated that the fight was unlikely to happen anytime before September, and now we know the plan for the (hopeful) conclusion of this rivalry. If the fight were to have happened in July, it would have been a mere year-and-a-half since their last time in a ring. If it does actually happen in October, which I personally wouldn’t bet any kind of money on, it’ll have been 20 months since either man had a fight outside of arbitration.
It’s hard to know who benefits or suffers more from these seemingly endless delays, but suspicion and ill will from the fans is only increasing.