Bob Arum Opens Up on Tyson Fury’s Health – “He Seems Much Better”

Published 07/14/2021, 5:30 AM EDT
LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA – APRIL 10: Top Rank promoter Bob Arum fields questions during a press conference ahead of the world lightweight championship fight between Vasiliy Lomachenko and Anthony Crolla at Staples Center on April 10, 2019 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Yong Teck Lim/Getty Images)


The face of the heavyweight division, and one of the most debatable boxers on the planet, Tyson Fury, recently tested positive for Covid-19. This resulted in the disruption of his trilogy (scheduled for July 24) against Deontay Wilder. Not only Fury, but a few members of his team too tested positive.

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This led everyone to come to a conclusion to postpone the trilogy bout. As of now, Wilder vs Fury 3 doesn’t have any tentative date. But it is expected to be rescheduled for October 9.

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Recently, Fury‘s promoter, Bob Arum, opened up on the Brit’s health. In an interaction with Boxing Scene, he said, “His spirits were OK. He had congestion in his chest [Thursday]. But as of [Monday] morning, he seems much better.”

“He got vaccinated in Miami. He got the first shot. And then he said he didn’t wanna get the second shot because he didn’t wanna get sick [from the vaccination] so close to the fight. So, he got COVID instead.”

‘The Gypsy King’ will now move to Britain once again after making a full recovery. Subsequently, he will return to Las Vegas to continue his grilling sessions for the Deontay Wilder fight.

Fury was initially in contention to face his compatriot, Anthony Joshua, for all the heavyweight titles on the line. But this fight failed to materialize as ‘The Bronze Bomber’ lined himself for a fight against ‘The Gypsy King’.

Can Tyson Fury put on the performance of his life in his third meeting with Deontay Wilder?

The WBC heavyweight champ shook the boxing universe from the core when he T/KO’ed Wilder last time. With that win, Fury established his own supreme reign at this weight class.

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Deontay Wilder and Tyson Fury during the WBC Heavyweight Championship bout at the Staples Center in Los Angeles. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Saturday December 1, 2018. See PA story BOXING Los Angeles. Photo credit should read: Lionel Hahn/PA Wire (Photo by Lionel Hahn/PA Images via Getty Images)

Now, the duo will meet each other inside the ring once again to settle a cosmic feud. This fight looks promising to pivot both their careers, and it is unquestionably the most thrilling encounter of 2021.

That said, the world will have its eyes on this trilogy war between Fury and Wilder. Who do you envisage winning this fight?

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Prathamesh Singh Chauhan

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Prathamesh Singh Chauhan is a Boxing Author at EssentiallySports. He is a graduate from the International Institute of Sports Management who combines his love for sports, particularly combat sports, and his flair for writing and analysis to help him in his day-to-day work. He has prior professional experience with sporting organizations such as Star Sports, Khelo India, and NBA.

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