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Fury v Wilder Trilogy Fight Rescheduled for October 9th

Good news for boxing fans: the trilogy fight between Tyson Fury and Deontay Wilder has been rescheduled for October 9.

The third world heavyweight title fight was scheduled to take place on July 24, but a positive test for coronavirus by the Briton forced a change of plans. However, the event has been postponed, not cancelled.

After a heart-stopping draw in their first fight, it was 14 months before they met again in February 2020. On that occasion, Fury defeated the American in Las Vegas to become the WBC champion.

After the news of his coronavirus infection was made public, Fury sent an optimistic message: “I want nothing more than to smash the ‘Big Dosser’ on 24 July, but I guess the beating will have to wait, make no mistake, I will be back and better than ever. We will fight 9 October and I will knock him spark out,” said the Manchester-born.

This is not the first time that the coronavirus has become an obstacle to this fight. On several occasions, the pandemic has prevented a rematch.

In the midst of so many delays, Fury tried to arrange a fight with fellow countryman Anthony Joshua. However, Wilder claimed he was entitled to a third fight against the Briton and eventually an arbitration hearing went in his favour.