“He Wasn’t Affected by Anything”: Bob Arum Reveals the Severity of Tyson Fury’s COVID-19 Situation

Published 08/07/2021, 7:30 AM EDT
NEW YORK, NY – SEPTEMBER 04: Bob Arum speaks during the Manny Pacquiao v Chris Algieri Media Tour at The Liberty Theatre on September 4, 2014 in New York City. (Photo by Joe Scarnici/Getty Images)


Last month, as the WBC heavyweight champ, Tyson Fury, tested positive for Covid-19, his high-class trilogy with Deontay Wilder got postponed. This was the biggest and perhaps the most important fight, which would have taken place at the right time. Also, this fight’s results could have simplified the messed-up heavyweight division to an extent. However, now this contest will happen on October 9

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Recently, Tyson Fury’s promoter, Bob Arum, interacted with Sky Sports and shed some light on his fighter testing positive and the situations he went through.

“I’m not a psychiatrist but I spent considerable time with Fury after the arbitrator’s decision then after his diagnosis. It seemed to me he wasn’t affected by anything.”

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“Tyson had a great mentality and none of these issues have any effect. Is he fooling me? Fooling himself? I don’t think so.” he said.

As the British boxing stalwart tested positive for Covid-19, his foe Wilder issued some verbal blows on him. However, it didn’t hamper Fury’s mindset by any means, and in fact, he’ll walk into this trilogy with a charged-up mental state.

The last time this pair met each other was in 2020, wherein Fury completely outclassed the Alabama native. It was Wilder’s first pro-boxing loss, and it came in the most scathing fashion. Ever since then, the latter was eager to secure a rematch.

Can Tyson Fury annihilate Deontay Wilder once again?

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Tyson Fury showed the world his oppressive fight skills in his last bout against Wilder. With that, a huge chunk of fans who perceived him as a defensive boxer had their notions changed for obvious reasons.

LAS VEGAS, NEVADA – FEBRUARY 22: Tyson Fury knocks down Deontay Wilder in the fifth round during their Heavyweight bout for Wilder’s WBC and Fury’s lineal heavyweight title on February 22, 2020 at MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images)

That said, Fury, who is totally engrossed for this trilogy encounter, is eager to terrify Wilder again. Furthermore, with the form he’s currently in and with the skill sets he possesses, it’s safe to admit that ‘The Gypsy King’ has every chance of beating Wilder again.

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That said, it’ll be exciting to see how Fury comes up with a stern game plan and eventually executes the same.

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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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