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Fury vs Wilder 3 could be moved to September after COVID outbreak in Tyson Fury training camp

July’s biggest fight looks like it’s off the table for now.

Who wins Tyson Fury vs Deontay Wilder III? Photo by Mikey Williams/Top Rank Inc/Getty Images
Scott Christ is the managing editor of Bad Left Hook and has been covering boxing for SB Nation since 2006.

UPDATE (1:21 pm ET):

UPDATE (12:53 pm ET): Lance Pugmire of The Athletic says he spoke with Fury promoter Bob Arum, who said, “As far as I know, (Fury) doesn’t have it.” This does open up the chance that Fury and maybe enough people who don’t have it can isolate away from any others, but we’ll see.

Yet again, Tyson Fury’s next fight will be delayed, as Mike Coppinger reports at ESPN that a COVID-19 “outbreak” in Fury’s training camp is likely going to postpone the trilogy fight with Deontay Wilder from July 24 until September.

Fury (30-0-1, 22 KO) and Wilder (42-1-1, 41 KO) are set to fight for Fury’s WBC title and the LINEAL!!!! belt and the magazine belt and all that, it’s a big fight and was the clear biggest fight of July, which now it won’t be.

If you’re wondering how legit this is, keep in mind this is a joint ESPN/FOX pay-per-view event with Top Rank, of course, heavily involved, and if it’s being reported at ESPN — Top Rank’s partners — before an official announcement, it’s probable the sources are very good here.

As much as this stinks and takes a big fight off the July calendar, it does open up everyone to watch that night’s session of Olympic boxing live. So, I mean, there’s that?

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