Tyson Fury – Deontay Wilder III recheduled for October 9th
Rescheduled for Saturday, October 9 at T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas – CLICK HERE TO BUY TICKETS
The heavyweight trilogy showdown between WBC and lineal world champion Tyson “The Gypsy King” Fury and former world champion Deontay “The Bronze Bomber” Wilder — scheduled for Saturday, July 24 at T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas – has been postponed due to Fury’s positive COVID-19 diagnosis.
The two goliaths will now meet Saturday, Oct. 9 at T-Mobile Arena and live on ESPN+ PPV and FOX Sports PPV, resuming one of the great rivalries in the division’s storied history.
Tickets purchased for July 24 will be honored for the rescheduled date.
A Premier Boxing Champions presentation. Fury vs. Wilder III tickets are on sale now and can be purchased at www.tmobilearena.com or www.axs.com. The event is promoted by Top Rank, BombZquad Promotions, TGB Promotions, and Frank Warren’s Queensberry Promotions.
“I wanted nothing more than to smash the ‘Big Dosser’ on July 24, but I guess the beating will have to wait,” Fury said. “Make no mistake; I will be back and better than ever. We will fight Oct. 9, and I will knock him spark out!”
Hall-Of-Fame Promoter Frank Warren added: “I’m glad that we could all agree on a new date quickly for Tyson to defend his title.
“Tyson is a fighting man, and I know how frustrated he is that he can’t compete this month. It’s such a shame to lose a fight of this magnitude to COVID.
“That said, the extra time he gets to prepare is just going to ensure he’s bigger and better than ever before – I’ve never been more certain that Tyson is going to deliver a spectacular performance and remain the number one Heavyweight on the planet!”
Well, we’ll see if the Fury vs. Wilder III fight actually takes place or not on the October 9th date because you never know when you’re dealing with COVID-19. One second a person is getting better, and then they relapse, and it takes more time before they eventually recover from the illness.
Fury will need to take it easy when he starts training again because he can’t afford to get the fight taken out of him in camp by his vicious sparring partners. It doesn’t matter that they’ll be wearing large 16-oz gloves. Fury can still get hurt by the shots from sparring partners Jared Anderson and Efe Ajgaba.
The extra time that Fury will be out of the ring will very likely assist the 6’7″ former WBC heavyweight champion Wilder (42-1-1, 41 KOs) to improve his skills and work on his game plan for the fight.
Wilder is with his new trainer Malik Scott, and those two appear to be making excellent progress working out and tinkering with his fighting style. If Fury is assuming that he’ll be seeing the same Wilder as he did in the first two contests, he could be sourly mistaken.
This is going to be an altogether new Wilder, capable of moving around the ring and showing a different side of his game that Fury has yet to see.
If Fury loses this fight, he will have to wait a long while before he gets a fourth contest with Wilder. The Bronze Bomber will be looking to challenge the winner of the September 25th fight between Anthony Joshua and Oleksandr Usyk.
Depending on how things go, Fury could, in theory, be waiting until late 2022 or 2023 before he gets a chance to fight Wilder again. Obviously, that’s a long time for Fury to wait, but he doesn’t have a rematch clause in this fight with Wilder on October 9th, so he’ll have to grin and bear it.
Fury needs to get in the gym and start training for the October 9th fight, as he’s going to be out of luck if he’s not focused on the Wilder trilogy.
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