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Tyson Fury vs Deontay Wilder rescheduled for 9 October following positive Covid test

Tyson Fury and Deontay Wilder’s trilogy fight has been resheduled for 9 October.

WBC heavyweight champion Fury was scheduled to fight Wilder in Las Vegas on 24 July.

It emerged last Friday however that the Briton had tested positive for Covid with his third meeting with ‘The Bronze Bomber’ postponed as a result.

Fury’s promoters Top Rank and Queensberry Promotions have now confirmed the hew fight date in October at the same arena.

A short statement read: ‘WBC and lineal heavyweight champino Tyson Fury and Deontay Wilder will now conclude their epic trilogy on 9 October at T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, after the 24 July event was postponed due to Fury’s positive Covid-19 diagnosis.

‘Tickets purchased for 24 July will be honoured for the rescheduled date.’

Wilder lost the WBC heavyweight title to Fury in February 2020 following a controversial draw with ‘The Gypsy King’ in their first meeting in 2018.

A rematch clause for a third fight looked to have expired with Fury and his camp instead shifting their focus to an all-British unification showdown with Anthony Joshua this summer.

Wilder’s arbitration hearing however shelved those plans with ‘The Bronze Bomber’ successfully winning his appeal to enforce a third fight.

Wilder has promised to exact revenge on Fury and has continued to accuse the Briton of cheating in their second meeting where he suffered a seventh round TKO.

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