Fury-Wilder re­match to be pushed back due to coro­n­avirus

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THE an­tic­i­pated third bout be­tween heavy­weights Tyson Fury and Deon­tay Wilder will be pushed back from July 18 due to the coro­n­avirus pan­demic and pos­si­bly re­ar­ranged for Oc­to­ber, Top Rank chair­man Bob Arum told ESPN on Tuesday.

Bri­tain’s Fury stopped Amer­i­can Wilder, pic­tured, in the sev­enth round of their Fe­bru­ary 22 re­match in Las Ve­gas to cap­ture the WBC ti­tle and re­main un­de­feated from 31 fights, af­ter bat­tling Wilder to a draw in their first en­counter in 2018. Wilder called for a re­match but with Las Ve­gas casi­nos shut and travel from Europe to the US sus­pended in an ef­fort to slow the spread of the virus, Arum said there is no way the fight can go for­ward as sched­uled at the MGM Grand. “Clearly not,” Arum, Fury’s co-pro­moter with Frank Warren, told ESPN when asked about the bout be­ing held on July 18.

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